Samir Kaboushi, a resident of Zouk Mikhael, poses for a photo on his balcony overlooking the electricity barges, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Kesrouan's residents have been enjoying a sizable increase in electricity following the introduction of a Turkish power barge to the grid in early August, official statistics obtained Wednesday by The Daily Star showed.Karadeniz Energy Group's Esra Sultan barge helped increase power provision by 64 percent in the Kesrouan town of Jounieh over the month of August compared to June, according to statistics provided by Jounieh Mayor Juan Hobeish.On average, Jounieh saw 83 hours without electricity coverage in August, or 2.7 hours per day, down from 231 in June, or 7.7 hours per day – though the numbers varied widely between areas in Kesrouan. On the lowest end of the spectrum, Kaslik only saw between 62-65 hours of power cuts – two hours a day – while one area in Jounieh city saw 274 – 8.8 hours a day.
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