Tripoli has been hit with long hours of load-shedding in the peak of summer season. The General Electricity Company (GECOL) declared Wednesday that high humidity was the cause behind disconnecting the power transmitters between Al-Zawiya power plant and the nearby areas as well as disconnecting the transformers of the generating units of the plant, plunging most of Tripoli into darkness.
"Humidity at Al-Zawiya plant was more than 100%. Due to these factors the plant lost a power of (1500 mega-watts) but work is going on to operate the generators in order to restore the power network," the company clarified.
All parts of Tripoli are facing 9-12 hour power cuts these days. The company urged local residents to economize their electrical use till repairing the faults and restoration of the power situation.