At approximately 6 am yesterday morning, a fault in the Grounding circuit of the Guyana  Power and Light (GPL) Generation Plant at Vreed-en-Hoop resulted in shutdown of the generators in operation.

The sudden loss of generation capacity, GPL said, triggered a shutdown of the System as the station was at that time supplying over 30 percent of the demand in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS).

Remedial work began immediately and the first area was re-powered at approximately 06:30hrs. All areas were re-powered at approximately 07:30hrs.

GPL offers sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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