Installation of new transmission lines to disrupt power in Region 4 – GPL

The Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) says the power supply to several communities between Sophia and Bygeval, in Region Four, would be affected during the ongoing construction of new transmission lines.

“Construction of the new transmission lines from Sophia to North Ruimveldt and Good Hope requires modifications to existing distribution circuits traversing the routes to create a safe corridor,” GPL said in a statement yesterday, while noting that the power supply to consumers between Sophia and Bygeval (Mahaica) and the areas bordered by Sophia, Hadfield Street, Alexander Village, North and South Ruimveldt and Republic Park would be affected during various phases of the new transmission stringing.

It added that as usual, it would advertise these outages to inform consumers of the date, time and duration.

GPL noted that next Tuesday, a number of modifications will be done to the three circuits supplying consumers between Sophia and Bygeval. The outage is expected from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm but as various phases of the modification are completed, power would be restored, it said, while noting that all consumers should be repowered by announced concluding time.

The ongoing construction is part of activities under GPL’s “Infrastructure Development Project,” which the company said is progressing, with various sub-stations and transmission lines under construction in Georgetown, East Coast and East Bank Demerara.

In Georgetown, it noted, work is progressing on its new Control Centre and a new sub-station at Sophia, a new sub-station in North Ruimveldt and a transmission line from Sophia to the North Ruimveldt sub-station.

On the East Coast, it added, installation of the new Good Hope sub-station is progressing while pole planting activities will commence shortly on the new transmission line between Sophia and Good Hope. At Golden Grove on the East Bank, foundation works has just started for the new sub-station, it further said.

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