Libya invests in wind-powered electricity generation

The Libyan electricity company has begun the implementation of a wind project to generate electricity in the city of Derna, in the West of the country, the Libyan news agency Thursday quoted Electricity and Energy Minister Aoudh Al-Barasy as saying.
The project, to be completed next year, will be the first of its kind in this oil-rich country.

So far, 7 out of the 88 turbines to be used for the project, being implemented by a Spanish company, have been delivered, the minister said.

He said preparations were ongoing to also set up solar panels in the city of Sebha, in the South of the country, for power generation.

Mr. Al-Barasy said 200 megawatts of electricity had been imported from Egypt to supply the Eastern region and the city of Kuffra, while 60 megawatts have also been imported from Tunisia for the region of Djebal Al-Gharbi.

(Source: Afrique en Ligne)

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