According to the Tripoli Government – Which is not an officially recognized government- Libya will import electricity from Egypt and Tunisia and rent generators as it struggles with power outages that have plunged its main cities into darkness, reported Reuters. An Egyptian electricity official stated that Libya could get 100 MW under an existing agreement; while Khalid Said, an official at the state power firm in Benghazi, said eastern Libya needed an extra 1,000 MW. Libya is in dire need for electricity, outages in the capital Tripoli lasting up to 18 hours a day have forced Libya’s biggest steelmaker to shutdown. Bakeries and petrol stations have also closed due to lack of electricity.