Sonelgaz, the Algerian national corporation for electricity and gas, has declared that it will begin supplying Libya’s electricity needs through the Tunisian network to assist Libya in its new economic launch.
Sonelgaz would begin supplying 180 to 200 megawatts of electricity to Libya via the Tunisian grid. Last Thursday, Sonelgaz’s Chief Executive Officer, Chaher Boulakhras, paid a visit to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, with a delegation of senior employees and a team of technicians from various company branches.
According to a statement, Chaher’s visit was to “discuss ways to supply Libya with electricity this summer.”
The statement quoted the Sonelgaz CEO explaining: “The installation of a direct electricity line between Algeria and Libya is a historic decision.”
The Algerian delegation met with the Chairman of the board of directors of the General Electricity Company of Libya, GECOL, Wiam Al–Abdali, at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy headquarters in Libya.
Al-Abdali complimented the Algerian side, represented by Sonelgaz, for responding quickly to Libya’s request for power during the summer of 2021, emphasising his country’s desire to invest in its collaboration with Algeria.