Several areas for 10-hour power outage on Sunday
Several areas along the East Coast Demerara, East Bank Demerara and Georgetown will be affected by a 10-hour power outage on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
According to the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL Inc.), it will be conducting a comprehensive maintenance exercise, in keeping with its Annual Maintenance Program, on the medium voltage (11 kv, 50 Hz) and high voltage (69kv) transmission line linking the Kingston Power Stations to the Sophia Substation.
“This planned maintenance exercise, expected to be of 10 hours duration, will affect areas on East Coast Demerara, East Bank Demerara and Georgetown as switching activities to facilitate alternative supply arrangements are carried out, and will result in some areas being without power for the duration of the exercise” GPL said in a recent statement.
On October 18 and 19 2016, the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) experienced shutdowns due to suspected faults on the 69kv transmission line linking the Kingston Power Station to the Sophia Substation (Dispatch Centre).
GPL said it stabilized the system on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, and restored services after making adjustments to its protection system.