| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

Will Dubai Energy secure 24/24 hours electricity for Lebanon?

Over the past years the Lebanese were promised 24/24 electricity, but in vain. All solutions were proposed starting from building power plants to extracting energy and gas, and even renewable energy that is far beyond from the people’s aspirations.

The Ministry of Energy and Water proposed building 12 solar plants across all Lebanese governorates with a capacity of 15 megawatts for each station, bringing the total to 180 megawatts.

In 2018, the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the Ministry of Energy started working on several projects and finalized the technical and financial negotiations to decide on the offers. But the projects were delayed due to agreements on how to hold tenders and open prices, meaning that the power projects plunged into the darkness of the Lebanese bureaucracy.

How did Dubai succeed in finalizing solar energy projects, and are there opportunities for it in Lebanon?

Amid this total darkness, why not a bold decision comes out to save the Lebanese, even if it is a caretaker government?

Lebanese are waiting for any glimmer of hope in this never-ending night, any bold decision from any minister or any ruler, so that they feel with their people.

Is there a political energy that secures solar energy?!

  • Sawt Beirut International