45 MW capacity to serve
The construction of a plant to generate 45 MW of power in Zahle will be completed soon and generation will start next month.
The plant is owned and will be run by Electricité de Zahle (EDZ), a privately owned company with a concession for power transmission.
“The plant will generate power during electricity blackouts,” said Nicolas Saba, Project Engineer at EDZ. Zahle’s power supply is divided into two zones, when the electricity is on in one zone it is off in the other. With the new power plant, Zahle will have 24/7 power generation.
“The plant is expected to benefit 53,000 subscribers in Zahle to the power network. Bill collection will be carried out by EDZ,” he said.
The owners of the plant rented an 8,000 square meter plot last year to begin its construction. The cost of construction is under $3 million.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015