GPL scheduled maintenance to cause extended blackouts in Demerara-Berbice areas on Friday


On Friday, June 14, 2024, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will carry out maintenance work on its transmission and distribution network in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). As a result, several areas will be without electricity for prolonged periods.

This includes installing shields/deterrents on the L21 Transmission Line to address the proliferation of vultures on the transmission towers. This initiative aims to reduce the frequency of transmission line trips caused by vultures coming into contact with network components on the towers.

Additionally, feeder maintenance will be carried out to ensure the distribution network is functioning efficiently.

These critical maintenance activities will necessitate de-energizing sections of the network including the L21 Transmission Line which connects GPL’s Onverwagt and Canefield Substations and the Powership at Everton, Berbice.

As a result, customers in the following areas will experience a temporary interruption in power supply as follows.

Alberttown – 8:00- 12:00 hrs
Upper Brickdam & Hadfield Street -8:00- 12:00 hrs
Queenstown – 8:00- 12:00 hrs
Newtown & Environs – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Lamaha Gardens & Section K Campbellville – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
A to E Field Sophia – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs

Success to Lusignan – 8:00- 12:00 hrs
Ogle, South of Public Road – 12:00 – 16:00hrs

Diamond – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Section A Grove to Craig – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Farm and Covent Garden New Scheme – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Sections of Republic Park, Herstelling and Mocha – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Rahaman Turn to Eccles Public Road – 12:00 – 16:00 hrs

Leonora to Naamryck- 12:00 – 16:00 hrs

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1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    Now, GPL big boys acting like they don’t know ( Vultures) BIRDS LIKE TO SIT THEIR ASSES on POLES high up
    searching/scanning for food/dead animals, just like they do on upper branches of trees.
    And they blaming the vultures, whilst the big boys sit in high offices or on their heads, twiddling their thumbs…

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