Solidere Burns Bright While Lebanon Goes Dark | Al Akhbar English
Article intéressant mais assez criticable. Je reproduit ici le commentaire sur le site du Akhbar:
The second part of this paper shows very clearly a major problem of the electricity grid in Lebanon, ie the undercapacity of the distribution network in some areas, like Dahiyeh. This shows that the pb is not only one of production as the minister claims but of distribution too.
But the first part is confusing and, I fear, misleading. The “plant” is not, as far as I know and as far as I understand, a powerplant which would supply the downtown area when EDL does not serve it, as would do a neighbourhood generator, since this would mean that a parallel network would exist, which i think is not the case. We are speaking about “transformers” which transforms HV electricity into LV electricity to be supplied to buildings, shops, etc. It is fully part of EDL networks, even if, possibly, Solidere has not handed it over to EDL and still maintains it. In itself, I dont’ think that it means that Solidere is priviledged over the remaining areas. If it is the case (the paper does not state clearly if downtown receives more electricity than neighbouring areas in Beirut municipality), then it means that the dispatching of electricity favours it. But again, it would have nothing to see with the fact that these transformers have a surplus capacity. Of course, this surcapacity is a waste of money (that the public authorities paid in land and construction rights, and hence it should denounced.)