EDL’s electricity output is 1,500 MW, but demand is over 2,900 MW.
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An EDL official said one of the key reasons behind the decision to supply most Lebanese regions with 13 hours of electricity every day was due to the high cost of fuel and gas oil that operates most of Lebanon's power plants.EDL also argues that it is obliged to stick to the LL2.8 trillion budget that it was allocated by the Cabinet, adding that this amount is not sufficient to run all the power plants at the same time.However, the Finance Ministry insists that the actual allocation to EDL was set at LL3.2 trillion and that this is enough to provide most regions with 16 hours of electricity each day.
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