By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 4 April 2013:
The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) hosted Medelec’s 21st Annual Conference in Tripoli yesterday. GECOL . . .[restrict]is the power generating/distributing organization in Libya.
Medelec, or the Mediterranean Electricity Network is the organization that links the power grid systems of the Mediterranean countries. The conference was held under the banner “Wind Energy Integration in a Power System: Overview and Focus on Medelec Countries”.
The conference was attended by Libya’s Deputy Prime Minister Awad Barasi, GECOL head and host Khalil Aroudi, and representatives of numerous Mediterranean states. Awad Barasi was Minister of Electricity under the previous Al-Kib government.
In his remarks, the Deputy Prime Minister commented on Libya’s effort in the post revolution reconstruction and repairs of its electricity sector. He also noted the importance of renewable energy generation for Libya on the grounds that it enjoyed a high rate of sunshine hours and areas of good winds. He cited the wind-powered plant of Derna as an example producing 60 MW of power. [/restrict]