Lebanon Struggles To Plug Power Shortage
Lebanon’s need for additional generating capacity is urgent. Total available capacity is around 1.5gw while potential peak demand this summer is expected to be as high as 3gw. In a bid to reduce daily power cuts, Lebanon chartered a 175mw power barge, operated by Turkey’s Karkey Karadeniz (MEES, 12 April). However, the barge was off-line for most of April and May and only became fully operational in June.