Bartica power back to full capacity – GPL

Guyana Power & Light Inc. today said that electricity generation in Bartica has been restored to full capacity as a result of the installation to two generators, enabling the company to satisfy energy demand continuously.

A press release from GPL follows:

In its endeavor to further improve the quality of supply, GPL is poised to upgrade its distribution system, the first phase of which will commence on Friday, September 27, 2013.

During this phase, the North distribution line will be upgraded from 4.160KV to 13.8KV. Concomitant with this exercise, GPL will install and commission a 13.8KV sub-station transformer. Distribution at the higher voltage will lead to improvement in the voltage levels and quality of supply.

In order to facilitate the upgrades, residents in the area between 1st and 5th streets and 1st and 7th Avenues and Caribese Hill will be without power for short periods between 06:00 -16:00 hrs. GPL wishes to thank its customers for their patience understanding and apologizes for any convenience this may cause.

Further near-term improvements will involve the relocation of the existing generation site; while at the same time installing a new generating set of 2MW capacity (current peak demand is approximately 1.5MW). This new unit will have the capacity to satisfy the projected increasing demand, with second-hand sets as backup.

Once again, GPL apologizes for any inconvenience that will be caused by this disruption as it continues to strive to provide a consistent supply of electricity to its customers countrywide.

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