GECOL reviews plans to reconnect east-west public grid

GECOL reviews plans to reconnect east-west public grid

November 23, 2020 - 18:52
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) is planning to carry out essential maintenance and upgrading work for the power lines running between the east and west wings of the national public grid.

The repair work is part of the government's plan to increase production capacity in order to reduce the duration of power cuts, a statement by the media department of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Sunday.

Vice President of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maiteeq, held a meeting with the head and CEO of the GECOL on Sunday to discuss the company's plans in this regard.

The GECOL officials Weam Al-Abdali and Ibrahim Al-Falah reviewed during the meeting the work carried out so far and the steps taken to maintain and operate the Sarrir plant with a production capacity of 750 megawatts, which will lead to the stability of the public network and reduce the hours of power cuts.

The eastern and western wings of the public grid were divided since 2015. The reconnecting process will bring stability to the network and help reduce the load shedding hours, especially in the western parts of the country.