[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Power and Light announced that there will be more power outages in Bartica, as the company continues to effect repairs to its generating sets.
A series of power outages in the last week has caused inconveniences for the residents of Bartica after the No. 8 and No. 9 Caterpillar generating sets experienced technical difficulties.
According to GPL, workers recently performed corrective repairs on the No.9 and that engine remains in service to date, although as of Monday, GPL was unable to utilize its full output because of a defective main switch.
“A replacement switch will be installed today, necessitating a total outage of approximately one hour. The No 8 unit was placed in service for a short period on Wednesday night after repairs were effected to mechanical faults identified and the completion of checks on the alternator. Unfortunately, the unit developed further mechanical problems, and repairs should be completed by Friday,” GPL noted in a press statement.
“In the interim, load shedding will be necessary during the peak hours of 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. These extended outages were unforeseen and we wish to reassure the residents that we remain committed to restoring reliable power and to continuously improve our services.”
According to GPL, the latter half of this year will witness the commencement of preparatory works for a New 3 x 2 MW HFO fired power station at Bartica.