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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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Submarine cable fault causes blackout in several Berbice, Georgetown, East Bank Demerara areas

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) said numerous areas in Berbice, Georgetown and East Bank Demerara would Monday night have no electricity due to a fault along sections of its submarine cable that links the Vreed-en-Hoop to Kingston power stations. “On Sunday night, June 2, the submarine cable which links our Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop Stations developed a suspected fault along ...

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Power restored after trips in Demerara-Berbice system

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Tuesday said an almost-three-hour-blackout in Demerara and Berbice was initially triggered by an “abrupt” loss of a total of 16.5 megawatts (MWs) of generation capacity at the Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop power plants. “Remedial system restoration commenced within minutes of the shutdown which resulted in power restoration in both Counties. Our Company remains ...

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