Lights Out as Demand Surges for Electricity

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Lights Out as Demand Surges for Electricity

The state is unable to provide electricity for more than 21 hours daily in Beirut and 14 hours daily outside of the capital, a source from Electricite du Liban told The Daily Star Monday. Consequently, the prices for generator subscriptions, calculated by the Energy Ministry using a “weird” formula, are increasing to exorbitant levels.

Energy production has been maxed out at 2,000 megawatts per day, while summer demand is soaring above 3,300 MW the source said.

EDL is attempting to keep the maximum production level as high as possible with the funds it has been allocated by the government to purchase fuel. This means that as fuel prices increase, EDL may be forced to cut its production.

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Source: The Daily Star