GECOL connects eastern and western power networks, expects less outages

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has announced that its maintenance teams have managed to restore the link between the eastern and western power networks after over two years of separation.

An official at the GECOL, Abdelrahman Al-Jalli, explained on Saturday that the connection that was restored by the hands of the GECOL’s engineers, without foreign companies’ assistance, will be helpful in decreasing the number of power outage hours across the country, especially in the west and south, which suffered from over 12 hours of blackouts a day last month.

“We’ve restored the links between Benghazi and The Green Mountain’s electric grids, and this shall bring out good power generation for the whole country. People will notice the difference very soon.” Al-Jalli told media outlets.

He also thanked the maintenance teams for their devotion and great efforts in restoring the link between the two regions’ power networks.

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