Lebanon ready for summer peak power demand
Government urges citizens not to steal electricity; 1,000 fines issued
The Lebanese government has announced it is confident the country’s power needs will be met by an adequate supply of electricity this summer, following the implementation of new power projects.
Chairman of Electricite du Liban, Kamal Hayek, said: “EDL has started its preparation of a study geared to solving the electricity problem all over the Lebanese territories since last summer, and particularly in Beirut where the demand for power exceeds that of other areas.”
The country has issued more than 1,000 fines as part of its intensified crackdown on electricity theft, and the chairman is urging citizens not to illegally connect wires to state-owned power lines, in an attempt to ensure the country has access to electricity in a ‘legal and fair manner.’