Two new power generators arrive in the KKTC
The two power generators, donated by Türkiye to boost the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’s energy needs arrived at Gazimağusa port on Wednesday morning.
The two generators, 25MWs each, are expected to be up and running in ten days. The much awaited two diesel-operated mobile power generators arrived at Gazimağusa port on Wednesday morning.
Speaking to BRT, the prime minister said that the arrival of the generators will address the energy shortages the KKTC experiences.
The Minister of Finance Sunat Atun told BRT that the arrival of power generators which would boost electricity production by 50MWs was an important development, particulary in light of the rising electricity consumption during the hot summer months.
He also reminded that the KKTC was among the leading countries in solar energy production with up to 57 per cent of current production being through solar panels.
“Thus this shows that we are now producing electricity via solar, gas and diesel fuel,” he said.
The finance minister also highlighted the importance of creating sustainable energy production in the country and providing consumers with reliable and uninterrupted electricity.
Atun said that the problem of procuring fuel oil for the Technecik Power Plant will also be solved in the near future which will offer consumers reliable supply as well as more affordable prices.
The finance minister concluded his remarks by thanking the Turkish government for its strong support to the KKTC.
He added that new projects were underway to ensure reliable energy supplies.