Burst conductor trips Demerara-Berbice power

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says that at 05:53 hours yesterday, a burst conductor on a 69Kv transmission line stretching from Canefield to Skeldon caused the line to trip resulting in a total shutdown in the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System.

A statement from GPL said that restoration of electricity began in Georgetown around 06:15 hrs continuing into all remaining areas in Demerara and Berbice while its emergency crews were investigating the line in a bid to locate the compromised section of the line.

It said that replacement of the damaged conductor was likely to be completed by last evening.

This was however not expected to affect the supply of electricity to customers in either county.

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