According to the Libya Herald, electricity supplier GECOL is warning that power cuts could continue throughout the winter due to security concerns, which caused foreign firms doing essential maintenance and expansion work at its power stations to pull their workers out of the country.
In a statement issued yesterday, GECOL said recent security issues, including the kidnapping of the prime minister, has caused the withdrawal of overseas technicians. GECOL also reported that the power maintenance projects on which the foreign firms were working on were desperately needed because they will contribute greatly to its ability to meet the demand for electricity in the immediate future.
In a press release, GECOL added that the absence of these foreign professionals and experts from these companies will delay the implementation of these projects, which will cause us to be unable to meet the demand for electricity for this winter and next summer.
(Source: Libya Herald)