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Giftland, GPL at odds over no power purchase agreement

Giftland on Tuesday called on Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to disclose the reasons for so far failing to ink a deal for purchasing at least 3 megawatts (MW) of electricity, but the utility company said it was surprised at the private power producer’s stance because proposals have been dispatched and some technical work has been done. “We look ...

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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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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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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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