There are 7 power plants in Lebanon, all of which are out of service, after the Deir Ammar and Zahrani plants stopped working.
Yesterday, Friday, an official in the Lebanese Ministry of Energy announced that electricity production has completely stopped in the country, after the last two power plants stopped working as a result of running out of fuel.
Yesterday, the state Electricity of Lebanon Corporation announced that Deir Ammar (North) and Zahrani (South) plants had stopped working due to running out of fuel, and they are the only two that were in service recently.
The official media agency quoted Ahmed Abbas, director of the Al-Zahrani plant (affiliated with the Ministry of Energy), as saying that the fuel insurance crisis continues, and the issue is related to the cash dollar.
The Al-Zahrani factory monastery explained that the current production of the State Electricity Corporation is zero hours.
Abbas expected that the two suspended factories would return to work between next Tuesday and Wednesday, after securing the import of a shipment of fuel.
There are 7 power plants in Lebanon, all of which are out of service, after the “Deir Ammar and Zahrani” stops.
The volume of energy production was between 1,600 and 2,000 megawatts, but the scarcity of fuel in the past months has made production gradually decline to unprecedented low levels.
According to energy experts, Lebanon needs about 3,200 megawatts to provide electricity 24 hours a day, but it has been unable to achieve this for decades, forcing it to ration the current in most regions, and forcing many citizens to subscribe to private power generators.
The power outage is one of the aspects of the severe economic crisis that has afflicted Lebanon since late 2019, as it caused the deterioration of the value of its currency (the lira) against the dollar, and the lack of foreign exchange allocated for import, which was reflected in a shortage of fuel, medicine and other basic commodities.