BEIRUT — Workers are still repairing part of the state-run Zouk Mosbeh power plant north of Beirut Friday after a small explosion Wednesday led to electricity cuts in Metn and Kesrouan, a source from Électricité du Liban (EDL) told L'Orient Today. There were no injuries.
In a statement published Friday, EDL said that at 11:30 a.m. there was damage at one of the power plant's inverters, which led to a small explosion and a fire. EDL also said that on Thursday, the day after the fire, it removed the debris.
The accident led to power cutoffs in the Mount Lebanon areas of Zouk Mikael, Zouk Mosbeh, Zouk al-Kharrab, Jounieh, Sarba, Kaslik and parts of Dbayeh, including the area's water pumping station.
The repairs will last several days due to the scope of the damage, EDL added.
Lebanon mainly relies on private generators for electricity as EDL provides just a few hours of power daily, especially amid the country's economic crisis.