Ministry of Energy: Power supply to return gradually on Saturday

The media office at the Ministry of Energy and Water on Thursday explained in a statement that due to the great difficulties faced by Electricite Du Liban to open the required credits for the purchase of fuel and gas oil materials to operate power plan...

The media office at the Ministry of Energy and Water on Thursday explained in a statement that due to the great difficulties faced by Electricite Du Liban to open the required credits for the purchase of fuel and gas oil materials to operate power plants, coupled with the storm that has been hitting Lebanon and preventing fuel ships from being unloaded in EDL's tanks, electricity rationing has been increasing by the day across the country.

The statement went on to clarify that the storm has also led to the separation of some power production networks from the main ones, which has led to an additional rationing of power supply.

"Nonetheless, the technical teams at EDL have been endeavoring to gradually put these networks back into service, and it is expected that the power supply will gradually return to its previous routine as of Saturday, January 11/2020," the statement clarified, noting that until the end of February, the EDL will provide power supply to areas outside of Beirut at an average rate of 8 to 10 hours per day and for Beirut at a rate of 16 to 21 hours per day -- if production is fixed at a capacity of 1500 megawatts.

Source: National News Agency