Essequibo Coast residents again promised improved electricity

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia

Guyana Power and Light assured consumers on the Essequibo Coast that more than two days of blackout will come to an end on Wednesday.

“Repairs to the switchgear will be completed today- December 10th, facilitating the distribution of the Plant’s 5.4 MW installed capacity to the system which has a maximum demand of 4.2 MW,” GPL said in statement.

This follows a similar assurance given Tuesday evening but much to the discomfort and anger of residents, businesses and schools only some areas were receiving power following a total shutdown Monday morning.

The power company apologized to its customers along the Essequibo Coast who have been experiencing unreliable electricity supply since Monday, December 9th.

GPL said that at present, its engineers were working assiduously at the Company’s Anna Regina Power Plant to rectify electrical problems that developed within the high voltage switchgear.

With only 2MW of the generating capacity available for distribution, consumers would have experienced prolonged periods without electricity as GPL resorted to load-shedding, the power company explained.