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GPL board gets ready to purchase power from Gifltand, but Giftland boss says that’s lip service

As Guyanese businesses and residents in Demerara and Berbice brace themselves for more blackouts, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says it is getting ready to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Giftland Mall, but that company’s boss, Roy Beepat, believes this is yet another stunt. “They are only coming out now because of the crisis and it makes ...

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Blackouts again as GPL loses 23 megawatts

Thousands of residents and businesses in Demerara and Berbice will experience another round of blackouts because the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says it has suffered a total shortfall of 23 megawatts (MW) due to a variety of reasons. “With a deficit of approximately 23 MW, customers in Demerara and Berbice will experience periods of service disruptions. Public advisories will ...

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First Oil: Liza Destiny arrives in Stabroek Block

The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s ‘First Oil’ production vessel has arrived in the Stabroek Block after traveling nearly 11 thousand nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, ExxonMobil announced Thursday. The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a June commissioning ceremony at which First Lady, Sandra Granger renamed it “Godmother”. After clearing customs, the ...

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New GPL submarine cable boosts supply in East Demerara; West Demerara residents may experience interruptions

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) says it successfully energized a new 13.8 kV submarine cable across the Demerara River linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants on Tuesday. On June 2, GPL’s 69 kV cable sustained damages which resulted in the unavailability of 14 MW of generation to the eastern half of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). GPL ...

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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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‘No oil blocks investigator contacted me’; probe will prove deals above board – Former Natural Resources Minister

Former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Sunday said no government investigator has questioned him concerning the issuance of oil concessions and he and members of the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration were not worried about an independent probe. Officials of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) less than one month ago caused quite a stir locally ...

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Occupational safety visits to Guyana offshore drill-ships too costly for Labour Department to conduct

The Labour Department cannot afford the money to inspect oil exploration vessels offshore Guyana to ensure they are complying with the country’s occupational safety and health laws, Labour Department Consultant Francis Carryl said Friday. “When we can afford to go out there, we will go to see exactly what is happening and I doubt whether we can go more than ...

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GPL rolls out emergency plan to reduce blackouts

Guyana Power and Light Inc. on Wednesday said fixing the damaged submarine cable-link between Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop power stations will take several weeks, and so efforts are being made to boost generation capacity. Chief Executive Officer, Albert Gordon told a news conference that as part of its emergency response, the power company is hoping to seal power purchase agreements with ...

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Natural gas eruption in northwestern Guyana

Natural gas was Tuesday continuing to spew in northwestern Guyana from what was expected to be a potable water well being drilled by a Brazilian company for a private businessman, official said. Region 1 (Barima-Waini) Chairman, Brentnol Archer told Demerara Waves Online News that as far as his regional council was aware, no information or request was submitted. “Our concern ...

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