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Abi Khalil announces agreement to purchase wind power from private sector

Caretaker Minister of Water and Energy, Cesar Abi Khalil, held a press conference on Monday in which he disclosed the signature of a contract agreement to purchase wind energy from the private sector in Lebanon; however, he noted that with the signature of the abovementioned agreement, the Lebanese government would exceed the [expenditures] ceiling set for the year 2020.

The Minister also explained that a ministerial committee was set up in 2014, which had examined the offers of different companies and decided a price of 12.5 cents per kilowatt.

As for the recent shaky situation of the Turkish power barge, the Minister explained that it was caused by the weather and high air speed, a thing which urged the captain of the ship to declare that the ship was in a dangerous condition.

Source: National News Agency