GPL’s Bartica engine damaged; load shedding in place


GPL[] –The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has reported that during the early hours of Tuesday, November 17, a damaged cooling component on the No. 11 Engine at Bartica necessitated the engine being taken offline thus reducing available capacity to the Township.

According to a press release from the company, at present, only the No. 10 Engine remains in service. As such, GPL has instituted a daily load shedding guide from Tuesday, November 17 to Sunday, November 22.

The company noted that efforts are underway to replace the damaged components and return the No. 11 Engine into service by Sunday.

“Our Company appeals for patience and understanding from the residents of Bartica as every effort is being made to restore reliable power supply. Residents are advised to check TARZIE television station, GPL’s website at or GPL’s Facebook page (GPL Inc.) for updates,” the release noted.

See load shedding schedule below:    

Time Areas
08:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs Byderabo, Agatash , First Avenue between Fifth and Ninth Streets, Fifth Street between Seventh and Fourth Avenues., First Street between Fourth and Seventh Avenues


16:00 hrs to 00:00 hrs (Midnight)  

1 – 4 Miles Potaro, a section of Mongrippa Hill, West Indian Housing Scheme.


00:00 hrs to 08:00 hrs Old Housing Scheme

Mongrippa Hill (Part 2), First Avenue between First and Fifth Streets. Third Avenue between First and Fifth Streets,






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