ENERGY SUPPLY & MANAGEMENT
Background: For the past few decades, the Libyan Government has placed considerable emphasis on the expansion of the energy sector, and by 2005 almost 100% of the country had access to reliable electricity supplies. However, Libya’s growing economy and expanding population has increased the demand for electricity. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) is the solely responsible for electricity distribution, transmission and generation throughout the country.
Objectives and Results: GECOL was determined to meet demand with a substantial investment program anticipated over the following ten years. In order to achieve these ambitious targets, GECOL had recognized a need to enhance its capacity, particularly the capacity of its corporate core, which handled planning and project management. The United Nations Developmen Programme (UNDP) supported this endeavor by offering its assistance in the development of an initiation plan, a necessary first step towards strategic and targeted institutional and human capacity building.
Approached by UNDP, eusg facilitated an introductory workshop to develop a strategy for strengthening the capacities of GECOL and producing a corporate core at GECOL, capable of planning and managing the challenge of the increasing demand for electricity in the Libyan Jamahiriya.