October 09, 2021The Lebanese national electricity grid completely collapsed on Saturday after the power plants in al-Zahrani and Deir Amar shut down due to a lack of fuel.

This was announced by the main Lebanese TV group LBCI Lebanon News, also citing official sources according to which the problem could last several days.

"The power grid was completely disconnected and Lebanon entered darkness after the Al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar plants shut down due to fuel shortages. Power production dropped to less than 200 megawatts." , writes the tv on his website.

The Lebanese state-owned electric company, Electricite du Liban, is meanwhile trying to "manually rebuild the national grid, in the absence of the national control center that was destroyed by the explosion in the port of Beirut" in the summer of 2020, yes adds.