SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 February 2023, Thursday |

Eight main transmission powers stations out of control

The Electricité du Liban (EDL) announced that 8 main transmission power stations in the south and Beirut had completely became out of control.

EDL indicated that the stations are Al-Harj, Al-Basta, Tyre, Baalbek, Al-Musayleh, Al-Zahrani, Wadi Gilo and Nabatiyeh, as a result of the increased frequency of attacks by some citizens.

The aggressors, who worked in 5 substations, namely Tyre, Al-Musaylih, Al-Zahrani, Wadi Gilo, and Nabatieh, has tried to provide the areas nourished from these stations in particular with additional  hours of power at an average of more than 12 hours a day, while other regions are deprived of power supply.

EDL added, that as a result of preventing the workers at the Al-Haraj station from carrying out their entrusted jobs and being physically and financially threatened by some young men, the power supply was cut off from the areas as a result of these attacks, in order to preserve public safety and the safety of substations.

In addition to the eight stations mentioned above, and after receiving the workers at the new Saida station (220 kV tension) and Old Saida (66 kV) stations to the threat of such attacks on them, these two stations were isolated and, consequently, the electricity was cut off in the areas which nourishes, in order to preserve the safety of the power plants and the shift workers and public safety. Then operations resumed after the intervention of the security forces, thanks to the protection of the public facility and its employees.

EDL revealed that the Al-Zahrani and Jiyeh factories were also subjected to attacks by some citizens, without caring about endangering their personal safety, as well as the safety of workers and the safety of power plants that are required to be preserved from any tampering to prevent their damage.

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