Libya signed a preliminary agreement with France’s Total Energies to establish a solar power plant with a capacity of 500 megawatts in the Al-Sadada area, 280 km south-east of the capital Tripoli.
The agreement with Total was signed yesterday with Libya’s General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) and the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya at the former’s Tripoli headquarters.
Part of strategic plan to exploit renewables
GECOL and REAoL said the agreement comes within the framework of cooperation between the GECOL and REAoL to implement the strategic plan to exploit the available sources of renewable energies, especially solar energy, and wind energy.
Increase renewables’ contribution to power generation
This, they explained, is to raise the percentage of renewable energies’ contribution to the energy mix through the implementation of a number of projects in order to support the public electricity network and cover part of the increasing demand for electric power, to reduce dependence on oil, reduce emissions, and create sustainable spatial development in all regions of Libya.
By implementing this project, REAoL explained, this plant will become the first and largest technology in Libya and will generate up to 152 TWh per year by employing the latest technological applications in the field of solar energy that will use up to 1.2 million solar panels.
The project will be followed by a series of projects for solar energy and wind energy distributed in all regions of Libya.
GIZ ”Kick-off workshop” in Tunis to launch solar energy in Libya – LibyaHerald
U.S. firm Solarcode meets Acting Economy Minister to discuss investment opportunities in Libya’s renewable sector – LibyaHerald
NOC and Total Energies installing local solar electricity installations – LibyaHerald
GECOL and Total discuss necessary arrangements to launch implementation of solar power plant project – LibyaHerald
Zadco Renewables launches Libyan-made outdoor sun sheltered seat with solar powered laptop and mobile charger – LibyaHerald
PIB makes progress in energy generation investment by private sector – licenses first 200 MW solar investment project – LibyaHerald
Libya Solar Energy expo – Tripoli 6 to 8 March – LibyaHerald
France’s Total Energies discusses alternative energies with PIB, including 500 MW solar projects – LibyaHerald
Libya-U.S. discussions on agricultural cooperation include food security, solar energy, private investment, pest control and training – LibyaHerald