Four new GPL feeders being installed on West Demerara

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL)  is deploying four new feeders on the West Coast of Demerara which will improve electricity supply but there will be a number of outages to facilitate work.

GPL today said that as a result of feeder work being done under the Infrastructure Development Project, residents between Versailles and Look Out will experience power outages. The first of these occurred yesterday and GPL said it will notify residents in advance of these power cuts which should not exceed four in number. The West Bank of Demerara will experience one outage.

GPL said that the outages are necessary to sectionalize the West Coast circuit for the deployment of the new feeders, relocate voltage regulators and capacitor banks and rejig the taps on distribution transformers.

When the  four feeders are installed they will serve the following areas:

Vreed-en-Hoop substation

Feeder 1 – Part of Vreed-en-Hoop to part of Windsor Forest

Feeder 2 – Part of Vreed-en-Hoop to part of La Grange

GPL pointed out that consumers from part of La Grange to Vriesland will draw power from Garden of Eden.

Edinburgh substation

Feeder 1 – Part of Edinburgh to part of Windsor Forest

Feeder 2 – Part of Edinburgh to East Bank Essequibo.

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