Energy demand has increased by 4% since the war during which the electricity infrastructure was seriously damaged. The Libyan energy sector continues to rely on oil and gas, but the average wind speed and solar luminosity in the country could make the use of wind and solar energy viable. The country has adopted a National Plan of Renewable Energy with the goals of including 3% of solar energy in the energy mix in 2015 and 10% in 2025. The first wind project, to be located in eastern Libya, will be attached to the electricity grid in 2014.
Source: Emarat al Yaum, 16/04/2013