Head of Ogero Telecom, Imad Kreidieh, has warned that if the electricity situation persists, it will seriously threaten the company’s ability to provide services i.e. internet and phone lines.
Kreidieh’s warning came in a tweet on Sunday in which he indicated that the continuous rationing of electricity is causing pressure on Ogero power generators and increasing the demand for fuel which is also becoming scarce.
Less than a week ago, a source from Lebanon’s state electricity provider, Electricité du Liban, said that the company has enough fuel to supply 9 more days of electricity.
Dasy after, the head of the Association of Power Generator Owners, Abdo Saadeh, said that electricity generator owners will begin cutting power supply for up to 5 hours a day.
Now, not only is Lebanon threatened with hours of no electricity, but stable internet and phone connections may be impacted as well.
Interestingly, a Lebanese company called Smart Power LB offered to provide solar energy systems for Ogero at 0% profit. “Our offer is serious and we hope that decision-makers will take the initiative in this regard to ensure the continuity of the work of this facility and reduce the burden on the public network.”
Smart Power LB announced that it had also offered the same as a solution for the Beirut Port. However, it doesn’t seem the Lebanese government is looking for an out of the box solution.