Company: Only one-sixth of Gaza’s power needs are met

Gaza power plant one sixth

Gaza’s Electricity Distribution Company said Sunday that the total amount of power available in the Gaza Strip does not exceed 94 MWs which represents one-sixth of the daily consumption in the coastal enclave estimated at 600 MWs.

The Company said in a morning statement that the Israeli lines are operating at a capacity of 70 MWs and the only generator of Gaza’s power plant can provide 24 MWs a day, while the Egyptian lines have been out of order for more than a month now.

For his part, Mohammed Thabet, who is in charge of public relations at the Company, said that it is not possible to set a fixed electricity distribution schedule in view of the broken Egyptian feeding lines and the limited amount of power currently available.

The Gaza Strip has been suffering for more than 10 years from a suffocating power crisis especially after Israel bombed Gaza’s sole power plant and recently reduced the amount of power supplied to the coastal enclave through the Israeli lines at the request of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Gazans barely enjoy 4 hours of electricity a day

(Source / 13.08.2017)

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