The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) reported Wednesday that the first unit at the Tobruk fast track power station joined the public electricity network for the first time as part of its operational tests.
The fast-track power stations were speeded through the bureaucratic process by incumbent caretaker prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba in order to prevent lengthy power cuts this summer. They were not ready, as promised by Aldabaiba, before the peak demand summer season.
The resultant power cuts led to violent demonstrations and the sacking of the GECOL board and chairman.
Resumption of Faregh field gas supplies to Sarir power station restarts electricity production (libyaherald.com)
GECOL new permanent GM Manfoukh appointed – resumes duties (libyaherald.com)
New GECOL board and chairman resume duties (libyaherald.com)
Lengthy power cuts lead to GECOL head Abdali being suspended (libyaherald.com)
Demonstrators block roads with makeshift fires in protest at lengthening power cuts (libyaherald.com)
Power cuts touch a nerve and lead to call for politically neutral public demonstrations
GECOL says all eastern power stations ready to operate (libyaherald.com)
Electricity crisis: GM Ismail takes over; old board continues as two new units start operation (libyaherald.com)
Misrata fast track power station expected to enter service end of June (libyaherald.com)
Damage from Janzour militia clashes will result in power cuts and delay in Tripoli West power station coming online this summer: GECOL (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli West Fast Track power station about to enter production: GECOL (libyaherald.com)
As extreme temperatures cause longer power cuts, Aldabaiba and GECOL head come under pressure (libyaherald.com)