Starting Tuesday, the two offshore barges will begin providing around 370 megawatts of power to Lebanon, which accounts for approximately a quarter of Lebanon’s power supply.
Karpowership said that this was a goodwill gesture amidst talks over payments, as well as threatened legal action by Lebanon against the company.
Karpowership cut off its supply to Lebanon in May over accusations of missed payments and stated that they would only reinstate their support if Lebanon made an effort to resolve the issue.
Lebanon is currently in the midst of an energy crisis with the country’s state electricity company, Electricité du Liban (EDL), providing only a few hours of electricity a day, putting more pressure on private generator owners to pick up the slack.
However, generator owners have begun shutting off their machines amid the rising cost of fuel, further reducing the country’s supply of electricity.
Karpowership did not state for how long they would continue to supply electricity, nor if there has been any headway regarding talks between the company and the Lebanese government.