Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the board of Directors of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC), suggested to the General Electric Company that it should focus on alternative energy projects such as solar, especially in areas away from the gas pipeline network, considering this as "an appropriate alternative to providing electricity at low costs".
This came during a meeting on Tuesday in Tripoli, with the chairman of the General Electricity Company, Waem Al-Abdali, where they discussed cooperation between the NOC and the electricity company, especially regarding the supply of natural gas to power plants across the country.
The meeting also addressed the difficulties and problems that hinder the supply operations, as well as the impact of security conditions and tight budgets on the completion of development projects on both sides.
Sanalla stressed that the Oil Corporation is working to solve all the difficulties regarding its operations in order to provide the citizens with electric power, and is exerting its efforts to develop gas fields and provide the needs of large consumers, pointing out that the failure to adopt the necessary budgets "may hinder these projects."
For his part, Al-Abdali congratulated the Sanalla on the full acquisition of the Libyan-Norwegian Fertilizer Company and the complete return of the ownership to the Libyan state.
"We have important projects that will cut the electricity deficit and we strive to implement them in cooperation with the National Oil Corporation, and we have ambitious goals that will be achieved with continuous and joint cooperation between the two sides,"he added.