CSP Delivers and Installs Backup Community Generator to Enhance Access to Electricity in Jebrayel (North)
Jebrayel in North Lebanon – home to around 3,000 Lebanese residents and 350 refugees – endures lengthy public electricity outages exceeding 22 hours per day. As a result, the municipality relies on a backup generator which is unable to service all the neighborhoods of the community, leaving some residents without backup power. Amidst the socio-economic crisis, the municipality also lacks the financial resources to purchase a new generator, which has fueled tensions among residents over the unequal provision of backup electricity. In response, the USAID-funded Community Support Program (CSP) supplied and installed a new generator to cover the Dahr Nassar neighborhood of Jebrayel. This intervention will ensure consistent power supply for the neighborhood’s 1,214 residents. To ensure the sustained operation and maintenance of the generator amidst the ongoing financial crisis, CSP will train the municipality on an optimized financial operation model and diaspora networks and funding.
“Amidst the complete disruption of public electricity, and the lack of financial capacity and governmental support, this assistance came at a critical time to enable us to continue delivering this vital service to our population,” said Jamil Khoury, Mayor of Jebrayel.
Delivery of the back-up generator to Jebrayel under the supervision of CSP’s North Field Officer.