The resumption of gas supplies from Libya’s largest gas field, Al-Faregh field, to the Sarir power station has led to the Sarir power station entering the electricity network with 220 MW of power, the General Electricity Company (GECOL) of Libya reported yesterday.
The Sarir power station is in the deep south-eastern Sahara and has a total nameplate capacity of 440 MW.
GECOL said this comes after last week’s lifting of force majeure on oil production by the National Oil Corporation which enables the pumping of enough quantities and at high pressures of gas to Al-Sarir.
This will contribute to alleviating the burden of acute power cuts on citizens, it added.
GECOL also revealed that the Benghazi North and Zueitina power stations will restart generation and will enter the network successively Sunday, after the arrival of the gas pressure and quantities required to operate units.
Acute power cuts have led violent demonstrations and sackings
It will be recalled that lengthy power cuts had led to violent demonstrations this summer which contributed to the sacking of the old GECOL and NOC chairmen by caretaker Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba.