According to NNA, there was a malfunction at the Jiyyeh power plant, which caused a chain reaction affecting all chains across the grid.
It caused the power supply in all regions across Lebanon to fail, leaving people to depend on their backup generators.
In a statement, Electricité du Liban blamed the fuel shortage for “causing the electrical network to be unstable” and said that this could happen again.
Meanwhile, generator owners have threatened to shut off their engines by August 5th to put pressure on the government to respond to their demands.
Some private generator owners have already begun their strike in some parts of Lebanon. According to The National, some went on a one-hour strike on Tuesday, only making citizens suffer a bit more than usual.
Others did not start their strike at the request of Major General Abbas Ibrahim, director-general of the General Directorate of General Security.
Needless to say that if the government would work on providing decent 24-hour electricity, they wouldn’t be pressured by generator owners. Instead, the people are left with absolutely no power (in all ways and means).
The only power they still feel having is protesting, which they just did in the streets at the power cuts.
People in Lebanon will be stuck in their homes for two weeks once the strict lockdown is enforced Thursday… with no electricity: no AC, no fans, no TVs, no charging phones and computers…
Practically, it’s propelling them to the “dark ages” …without needing a time machine.
And yet again, the past of Lebanon was brighter than it is today.