File - The Electricite Du Liban building in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Electricite du Liban technicians completed repairs to restore power rationing to the country Monday evening after a malfunction at the Jiyyeh power station led to a nearly nationwide black out earlier in the day.EDL, formed in 1964, is faced with a $1.5 billion to $2 billion deficit annually, failing as a result to provide 24 hours of electricity.A new plant built in Zouk is yet to start functioning.The eastern city of Zahle, however, successfully decentralized its power sector and managed to provide itself with 24/7 electricity last year.Founded in the early '20s, EDZ has proven to function better than the state's EDL: 90 percent of bills are collected as opposed to only 55 percent by EDL, and the company only succumbs to 5 percent of technical losses as opposed to 40 percent for the state.
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