GPL historically links Demerara, Berbice Systems

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GPL[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Company says history was made Sunday evening when the transmission interconnection of the Demerara and Berbice Interconnected Systems was completed to form the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System.

According to GPL, this milestone has been decades in the making and has been finally achieved after many technical challenges were overcome. This development would allow GPL to transfer power from generating facilities in Demerara to consumers throughout Berbice thereby improving the stability and reliability of power supply in Regions 5 and 6.

With the new link in place GPL over the coming weeks would seek to fine tune the system to optimize performance and power quality.

However, it was noted that some of these activities may result in short power interruptions.

“We will endeavor to inform you in advance of any such outages. Overall available generation capacity in Demerara and Berbice is now 100.6MW and the peak demand is 95MW. Efforts are being made to repair 6MW generating capacity within the next two weeks while a 5.5MW Wartsila currently on overhaul is expected back in service by July 4,” GPL noted in a press statement.

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