Power Grid “on the Point of Collapse”

Libya power

The electricity supply grid Libya is reported to be on the verge of a "catastrophic collapse".

A senior engineer with the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has told the Libya Herald that damp on exposed live cabling and transformers was causing short circuits which tripped out fuses further down the distribution network.

The infrastructure has also been damaged by fighting, and by thefts carried out by metal thieves.

Power shortages are causing production problems at oil fields.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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