GPL assures power outages will not run in to Christmas season

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The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Corporation said it is assessing data to determine what went wrong with its Demerara system even as it assures that power outages will not run in to the holiday season, GINA said.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, GPL, Renford Homer
Acting Chief Executive Officer, GPL, Renford Homer

Acting Chief Executive Officer of GPL, Renford Homer was quoted by GINA as saying that this is the first disruption in the Kingston to Sophia transmission line since it was commissioned in 2014.

According to GINA, Homer said maintenance will take a while but would be completed in time for the high demand of the holiday season. “We have completed the inspection. We have not yet done the maintenance because it means taking the line fully out of operation and it will affect consumers in a significant way and we’re trying to balance that discomfort. We have to have it completed before we head into the Christmas season,” Homer said.

The acting CEO pointed out that the power company would be looking at newer controls and technologies that could further assist in identifying the issues.

In the interim, the company is assessing data to better understand what went wrong.

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