Circuit breaker fault to blame for DBIS shutdown – GPL

Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) yesterday blamed a circuit breaker fault at the Garden of Eden Power Plant for the shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) that left its customers without power on Thursday.

In a press release, GPL said that at approximately 1.35 pm on Thursday, the DBIS experienced a shutdown due to a fault on a circuit breaker at the Garden of Eden Power Plant, which caused a “lock out” of the busbar facilitating transfer of power from four generators. The sudden loss of 18 megawatts of generator capacity resulted in the shutdown, it added…..

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