Conflict and associated economic and political chaos are severely impacting on Libya’s power generation capability.Libya map

Prime Minister, Fayez Seraj has called for foreign companies to come in and assist the country to maintain its power infrastructure and also referred to the problems being brought to bear on the sector by armed dissident groups.

These groups are forcing distributors to favour the areas they control in terms of avoiding power blackouts.

“Unfortunately, in terms of the security issue there are some control rooms do not equally distribute power cuts as they are under pressure from armed groups that force them not to cut power in their areas.”

“Most of the power plants do not work fully,” Seraj added in a televised address broadcast early on Tuesday. “We need foreign companies to return and resume the process of maintenance.”

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