GECOL informs consumers to prepare for more outages

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GECOL informs consumers to prepare for more outages

February 15, 2021 - 22:17
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has warned consumers to prepare for more outages due to bad weather conditions, which caused a breakdown in the power transmission units west of al-Khums and Tamina district and a loss of 1,225 megawatts.

The company told residents the outages may extend to five hours due to the damage caused, stressing that work is underway to restart the units as soon as possible.

"The first, second, and third units at the al-Khums gas station went out of service, which means a deficit of 375 megawatts in the network, while the disruption in the al-Khums emergency station caused a shortfall of 525 megawatts," the GECOL explained, pointing out that the second gas unit, and the first, second, and third steam unit at the Zawiya station have also been disabled by bad weather.