EDL headquarters in Beirut, Monday, July 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon has enjoyed unusually consistent electricity and fewer power outages since demonstrations began two weeks ago, sources said this week.Obeid said Lebanon had an electricity generation capacity of only 2,000 megawatts, while peak demand can reach 3,500 megawatts.Since Beirut usually has 21 hours of power a day, it made sense that recent reductions in demand could top that up to a full 24 hours, Obeid said.Over the past two weeks, protesters have continually cited the government's inability to provide reliable electricity -- Bekaa Valley residents have just seven hours' power a day -- as proof of its fundamental mismanagement and corruption.
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