Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Renford Homer, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the power company is moving to provide electricity to unserved areas from next month, GINA said.
According to Homer, a number of communities will be able to access electricity for the first time. “We have in our development expansion plan….a number of areas that we also plan to energise and our daily plan runs over a five year program, but there are some areas we expect to bring relief to well within that time,” he was quoted by GINA as saying.
Fifty-one communities including Yarrowcabra, Linden/Soesdyke Highway; Mariah’s Lodge, West Bank Demerara; Friendship Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara; Molsen Creek, East Berbice, Corentyne; and Charity, Essequibo are among areas to benefit.
Homer said the list of communities was shared with the government and approval was given for works to begin.
GPL has undertaken the development and expansion program to meet the increased demand for electricity from residential, commercial and industrial consumers. Demand has steadily risen while supply capacity has remained roughly flat.