May 09, 2012 01:40 AM
The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Energy companies and government officials announced the launch of a new wind farm project to be built in north Lebanon, a company spokesman said in a press release Tuesday.

The wind farm is expected to produce 60 megawatts of energy, enough to power around 60,000 homes, officials at the energy company Hawa Akkar said.

Hawa Akkar launched their project at a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel along with Energy Ministry and Danish officials, as well as representatives from the Akkar region.

General manager of Hawa Akkar called for government officials to finish all the needed laws and decrees so they could begin construction of the project.

There are several other wind energy projects around the country in various stages of construction that could potentially make people no longer dependent on the country’s decrepit electrical grid.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 09, 2012, on page 4.

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