Libya's first wind power farm is to be set up in Msallata city very soon, the municipal council has announced. Components of 16 wind tribunes arrived in the city last week, and the installation process has already started. The power farm will be set up in Shaafeen Park with a capacity of 27 MW that represents 70% of the city's needs for electricity.

The project, supervised by the Renewable Energy Body of the Electricity Company, comes amid the severe electricity crisis in the country.

Msallata is a city 130 km to the east of Tripoli.