Ministry tells generator owners to start installing meters
Caretaker Economy Minister Raed Khoury Thursday issued a memo ordering generator owners to install meters for subscribers to be able to track their energy usage, a statement from the ministry said.
This would pave the way for subscribers to pay for the amount of electricity used, as opposed to a flat rate determined by the Energy Ministry.
In the current system, the Energy Ministry-determined rate of one hour of generator production is multiplied by the number of hours with no state-provided electricity, to arrive at the generator subscription cost.
The state is unable to provide more than 21 hours of daily electricity in Beirut and 14 hours daily outside of the capital, a source from Electricite du Liban told The Daily Star earlier this week.