‘LEC Has Difficulties In Securing Fuel Oil to Run Generators’
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Monday outlined factors underpenning power outage in Monrovia and surrounding communities. The issues according to the company are:
The massive increase in electricity demand, mainly driven by power theft; the lack of water at Mt. Coffee due to the dry season; the difficulties LEC has in securing HFO(Heavy Fuel Oil) to run its base load generators; the inability to procure LFO (Light Fuel Oil) for its peaking plant, due to its financial constraints..
LEC will endeavor to minimize Load Shedding in particular during the hours of darkness, it said.
“In the interest of fairness load shedding has been organized on a rolling basis to spread the impact across most customers throughout the network.
“The LEC is load shedding according to the published load shedding schedules, which are available on the LEC website (www.lecliberia.com) or in the local dailies and on social media.
“Load shedding is expected to continue throughout the dry season. However, the situation could change depending on increased water flow or early rains at Mt. Coffee.