GPL working assiduously to address electricity issues on Essequibo Coast


due to unforeseen mechanical and electrical issues with three generation units, it is unable to provide the required peak demand of 4.2 Megawatts

─ working to mobilise additional generator to alleviate the prolonged service interruptions

─ Customers can call telephone number 777-5017 for further enquires

DPI, Guyana, Monday, August 27, 2018

Essequibo residents are urged to remain patient as the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) expedites all efforts to return electricity to normal.

The company noted in a release that it is working assiduously with technical assistance from the equipment supplier to mobilise additional generator by the weekend to alleviate the prolonged service interruptions.

According to the release, due to unforeseen mechanical and electrical issues with three generation units, it is unable to provide the required peak demand of 4.2 Megawatts.

Further, two units with an aggregate capacity of 1.5 MW are currently in operation at the Anna Regina Power Station.

These units cannot satisfy the demand of the entire Coast and as such load shedding is in effect until additional generation becomes available.

The Anna Regina Power Station usually operates with a capacity of 9.6 megawatts. However, recently several sets went down resulting in load shedding.

GPL is also working assiduously to install the new generators. All the generators and auxiliary equipment are on site and commercial operation is expected by December.

Customers can call telephone number 777-5017 for further enquires.

Ranetta La Fleur

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