Protests Force Jordan to Suspend Power Supply to Lebanon

22 February 2011 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2011 18:30)

Jordan has been forced to suspend its power supply to Lebanon due to the disruption of regional gas pipelines caused by protests in Egypt. Before the supply cut, Lebanon received at least 100MW of power from Jordan, according to Lebanon’s state-run power company Electricity du Liban (EDL)

Jordan has been forced to suspend its power supply to Lebanon due to the disruption of regional gas pipelines caused by protests in Egypt.

Before the supply cut, Lebanon received at least 100MW of power from Jordan, according to Lebanon’s state-run power company Electricity du Liban (EDL) former director of studies Chafic Abisaid.

The damage meant that Jordan had to reduce its electricity exports to both Syria and Lebanon.

The shutdown of Jordanian supply to Lebanon began on Sunday and could last approximately two weeks, according an EDL statement.