On Tuesday, signs of possible insulation failure were detected on the alternator of the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) No. 1 Generation Set at Anna Regina. The alternator is to be disassembled for further inspection and repairs with an expected completion time by Sunday, June 18, a release from GPL said yesterday.
The remaining Generation Units, with a combined capacity of 2.5 megawatts are unable to satisfy demand during peak hours, resulting in scheduled outages that will, on alternate days, affect the two areas shown in the guide below:
The release said that activities aimed at replacing the aged generating units and converting the frequency of the supply to 60 Hz are on stream. Equipment for a new Power Station should arrive within the fourth quarter of 2017, it added. Once commissioned, this new plant will lead to an improved power supply for customers on the Essequibo Coast.