By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 28 May 2014:
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) plans to connect the first of four units of . . .[restrict]the new Gulf Power Station in Sirte to the national grid on Thursday at an official ceremony.
“Yes, on Thursday, we will connect the first unit of the Gulf Power Station to the national network grid,” confirmed GECOL spokesperson, Lutfi Ghoma.
The brand-new power station of four 350-megawatt units was robbed and vandalized earlier this month, resulting in the collapse of two towers. The incident delayed the opening of the power plant by three weeks.
According to security authorities, the thieves, having stolen electricity connectors and copper to sell on the black market, were caught just days after the incident.
The opening of the power station is expected to alleviate some of the current pressure on the national grid. [/restrict]