Tag Archives: Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS)

Guyana to hire Cuban engineers to stabilise electricity sector

President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that government has turned to Cuba for engineers to help manage the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) electricity system. He said government has approved GPL’s hiring of 10 additional engineers with the “relevant skills” to ensure maintenance and reliability of the system. “They have very skilled technical personnel who they are willing to deploy ...

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Guyana to hire Turkish barge to ease blackouts

The Guyana government is finalising a deal with a Turkish company to rent a 36 megawatt barge, in an effort to satisfy peak electricity demand at a time when several generators are giving trouble, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Peak electricity demand in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) is just over 170 megawatts but existing generators are pushing just ...

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GPL submarine cable back in operation

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) on Saturday announced that its 69,000 volt (69kV) submarine cable is back in operation following the successful completion of remedial works. The power company says following its return to operation, approximately 14 megawatts (MW) of power is being supplied to the eastern section of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). The submarine cable which ...

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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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