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Lebanon: no relief from summer energy rationing

Summer electricity rationing in Lebanon may see power cuts of up to 16 hours.

May 6, 2010 12:41 by

Severe electricity cuts are planned in Lebanon, with no immediate plans to reduce energy rationing, The Daily Star reported Thursday.

Hot summer weather and the arrival of millions of tourists and Lebanese expatriates, makes summer rationing more troublesome.  Power cuts of up to 12 to 16 hours a day are possible, given that Lebanon produces less than 1,600 MW of electricity, but requires 2,300 MW, the Daily Star said.

Lebanon’s Energy Minister has not yet announced his overhaul plan for the energy sector – particularly whether higher efficiency electricity plans are planned and where the financing money will come from, the report added.

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