Tripoli, 1 May 2013:
There have been power cuts . . .[restrict]today in Tripoli after clashes in the Jebel Nafusa destroyed transmission lines taking power to the capital.
“In the Jebel Nafusa region, the targeting of transmission lines has resulted in the complete cut-off of 600 megawatts from the Ruwais Power station, leading to power losses in several areas,” Electricity Minister Ali Mihirig El-Ferjani said today on his official Facebook page.
“We do not know the extent of the losses, or how long it will take to repair the damage,” El-Ferjani said.
The Ministry is staggering the supply of electricity around Tripoli every three hours to try and evenly distribute the remaining power. However, not all areas of Tripoli are affected. [/restrict]