Electricité Du Liban currently reports $300 million in annual losses, a significant part of which is attributable to electricity theft. This figure amounts to about 25% of Non-Technical Losses, while a 15% technical loss of electricity is reported due to the use of old and inadequate cables and components. Meter reading is also in need of improvements in this sector as the different types of meters which are given to various buildings are often subject to personal human intervention that derails the collective, general interest.
It is in recognition of these problems that EDL has initiated the DSP project that aims to consolidate a number of tasks in a new contractual framework that ensures proper investment planning, effective execution of network extension, network operation and maintenance, metering and billing activities with full correlation of energy distributed, billed, and collected to minimize and eliminate losses.
BUS was accordingly commissioned to maintain and operate the electricity distribution grid in Northern Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon.
BUS is responsible for providing a distribution service to customers that is as smooth and undisrupted as possible but is in no way responsible for Lebanon’s insufficient electricity production that results in the need to cut power in certain areas in accordance with the EDL plan.