Representatives of General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) and TotalEnergies launch a 500-MW solar project in Libya. Image by GECOL.
French multi-energy group TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE) and power producer General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) have launched a 500-MW solar project in the north of Libya.
The solar park will be built in the region of As-Saddadah and is the first and largest of its kind in the North African country, GECOL said last week.
It will be followed by more renewable energy projects that will be implemented in the country to support its public power supply, as the state-owned electricity producer said earlier this year.
The start of the project follows the signing of a preliminary agreement between TotalEnergies and GECOL in May.
The project is part of the cooperation between GECOL and Libya's Renewable Energy Agency aimed at boosting the green energy capacity in the country. By the end of the decade, Libya seeks to reach 22% of renewables in its electricity generation.
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