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Electricity crisis in the cities and towns of Al-Hasakah Governorate

Yekiti Media

The people of Al-Hasakah governorate continue to suffer from a shortage of electricity hours, which negatively affects daily life with the onset of winter.

In addition to the massive rationing of regular electricity, the crisis of subscription generators came to the fore, as generator owners began to ration their operating hours.

The reduction in the operating hours of the subscription generators is due to two main reasons: (the lack of obtaining sufficient fuel oil from their dues, and the demand of the generator owners to raise the price of one ampere in conjunction with the collapse of the Syrian pound against the US dollar).

The owners of generators in the city of al-Hasakah are calling for an increase in the price of one ampere to nine thousand Syrian pounds, while the owners of generators in the town of Girkê Legê are demanding a dollar and a half for one ampere, as well as in most cities and towns in the province of al-Hasakah.

(GB), the owner of a subscription generator, stated for Yekiti Media, “The gas station in charge of supplying my generator with diesel fuel steals large quantities from me, in coordination with the committee assigned by the PYD administration.”

He also explained, “A few days before New Year’s Eve, I went to receive my last batch in December, which amounted to 1900 liters, but they told me that you no longer have diesel fuel, which prompted me to turn off the generator for several days until I got the allowances for the new month.”

“Some generator owners buy diesel at the black market price (at a high price) to cover the shortage,” added the source, who preferred not to be named.

The source concluded by saying: “The other reason for our demand to raise the price of the ampere is the collapse of the Syrian pound, as we buy all maintenance parts and oils in dollars at very high prices. We also suffer from high prices for maintenance and repairs in industrial areas, all of this without the supervision of the responsible authorities on parts and oil dealers and industrial shops”.

It is worth noting that the regular electricity has become almost missing in many cities and towns of Al-Hasakah Governorate, after the repeated breakdowns of the supply line from the Tishreen Dam. As for the Al-Suwaidiyya plant, it operates with only two turbines because there is not enough gas to operate two additional turbines after the last Turkish strike about a month ago.

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