Lights flickering back in Libya after power outage

Power went out in most Libyan cities and towns, including Benghazi and Ajdabia, early Wednesday morning. (Shutterstock)

Libya’s General Electricity Company said the recent power outage which affected entire cities is due to “technical reasons” as the country began to gradually restore power, al-Wasat website reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, power has begun to gradually return to parts of the Libyan capital and other areas but continues to be out in most eastern and southern regions. Some Tripoli neighborhoods and suburbs as well as the city of Al-Khoms restored power, the report said, adding that the cities of Zawiya, Ras Lanuf and Janzur did not witness power outages.

Power went out in most Libyan cities and towns, including Benghazi and Ajdabia, early Wednesday morning. Libya’s general electricity company said on Facebook that problems with generator units are behind this outage.

According to the company, power went out in the entire of the central and eastern areas and a big part of the western area.

The company said it’s working to restore the “network to its ordinary situation.”

It added that the outage continues due to reasons out of its control.

“These reasons are represented in the acute shortage of fuel supplies to generating stations in the southern areas. Major power transmission circuits which supply Tripoli and neighboring areas have been damaged as well. Other major circuits are also out of service in the eastern area,” the company added.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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