(The Daily Star/ Lebanese Presidency, HO)
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Aoun said purchasing the means to generate more energy was the only solution to meeting consumer needs until more power plants are built.Showing the alarming numbers that have accumulated since 1992, the summary reported that a $36 billion electricity deficit had been racked up – around 45 percent of the total state debt of $79.5 billion by the end of 2017 . As for the controversial power barges to be leased, a proposal put forth by the Free Patriotic Movement, Aoun said 1 kilowatt would cost $0.12 if produced by the barges – apparently $0.01 cheaper than that produced by a power plant.
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