Energy in Lebanon
Energy in Lebanon describes energy and electricity production, consumption and import in Lebanon. Energy policy of Lebanon will describe the energy policy in the politics of Lebanon more in detail. Lebanon imports most of its energy.
As of August 2016, electricity generation capacity in Lebanon stands at 1800MW while the actual needs are over 3000MW, resulting in power cuts throughout the country of 12 to 18 hours a day. Most residents and businesses substitute power from the grid by subscriptions to private generators. This deficit in generation is a result of the failure of successive governments to construct new power plants, the last power plants to be built in Lebanon were in 1996.
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- IEA Key energy statistics 2011 Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
- IEA Key World Energy Statistics 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 IEA October, crude oil p.11, coal p. 13 gas p. 15
- Daily Star article on geothermal energy in Lebanon