Power returns to Lebanon after 24-hour blackout – BBC News

But even before the latest shutdown people were often receiving just two hours of electricity a day.

Saturday’s blackout meant the whole of Lebanon was depending on private diesel-powered generators for power.

These however have become increasingly expensive to run amid the lack of fuel, and cannot cover for the lack of a nationwide power grid.

The army has agreed to hand over some of its fuel to get the power stations working again until more can be imported. 

Source: Power returns to Lebanon after 24-hour blackout – BBC News