Reason for DBIS shutdown identified and corrected – GPL


The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) today announced that the source of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) shutdown that occurred on Monday was identified and corrected.

In a statement, GPL said a comprehensive investigation that was conducted by a technical team identified two damaged conductors and connectors on the 69 kV Transmission Line 3 bay (an area that houses circuit breakers and disconnect switches) at the Garden of Eden (GoE) Power plant.

The damaged conductors and connectors resulted in an overload of two Wartsila engines at GoE, which triggered the loss of another two engines at the same location, followed by six other engines at the Kingston Power Plant and the eventual collapse of the DBIS.

“Our company continues to conduct comprehensive maintenance and invest in significant upgrade of the GoE Power Plant in preparation for the commissioning of a new 45.5 Megawatt Power Plant,” GPL said.