October 20, 2021

Electricity was partially restored in Lebanon after a nationwide blackout.


Lebanon’s electricity grid went online on Sunday after the army cut off fuel supplies to two key power stations, a minister said, adding that a one-day blackout was almost over.

Diyar Ammar and poisonous plants. Land to stay on Saturday, Which caused the state power network to be completely cut off for the second time this month.

The Mediterranean nation is facing an economic downturn, and the cash-strapped state has struggled to import enough fuel in recent months. Oil For power generation

Most Lebanese did not see any major change in their daily lives on Saturday, as the state has been providing barely one to two hours of electricity for months.

Energy Minister Waleed Fayad said on Sunday that the grid was backed up and running.

“The network has returned to normal, as it was before the gas ran out in Dir Ammar and Zahrani,” he said in a statement.

He thanked the army for handing over 6,000 kiloliters of gas, half of which he said went to each power station.

State Electricity The company said on Saturday that a consignment of fuel was expected to arrive this evening, and would be offloaded early next week.

Lebanon Power cuts have been observed across the country since the end of the 1975-1990 civil war, but the economic crisis has made matters worse.

Lebanese who can afford it subscribe to private generators to keep appliances on, but even their owners have started rationing the power supply due to fuel shortages.

The international community has long called for a complete restoration of Lebanon’s loss-making power sector, which has cost the government more than 40 40 billion since the early 1990s.



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