Electricity supply expected to return to normalcy by Friday



CEO of GPL, Bharat Dindyal
CEO of GPL, Bharat Dindyal

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Electricity supply in Demerara and Berbice is expected to return to normalcy tomorrow, Friday September 25, according to Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power & light Inc. Bharat Dindyal.

Speaking to iNews today, Dindyal explained that the termination of industrial action at the Skeldon Sugar Factory by sugar workers will compliment this process and the Company has managed to secure the turbo charger for its No.3 Wartsila set located at Kingston, Georgetown.

The power company blamed the industrial action for the load shedding in Berbice and Demerara.

The Company in a release earlier this week said its “generation capacity in the Demerara/Berbice Integrated System has been significantly reduced since yesterday due to shortfall in expected imported energy from GuySuCo, Skeldon, and the failure of the turbo charger on GPL’s No.3 Wartsila set located at Kingston, Georgetown. Unfortunately, these two incidents arose at a time when the No.1 Wartsila generator at the Kingston 1 plant is undergoing a major overhaul.”

The Company said it is unable to supply energy to the grid because of industrial action at its Skeldon factory.

The No. 1 Diesel Generator at the Kingston 1 Plant is on schedule to return to service on Sunday, September 28. [Tracey Khan – Drakes]




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