8-hour power outages expected daily this week

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will be conducting line maintenance from Monday, December 10 to Sunday, December 16, within the perimeters of Georgetown and other sections of communities along the coastline.
The maintenance will commence on Monday at Cummings Lodge and Area H, Ogle on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) from 08:00h to 16:00h.
On Tuesday December 11, works will continue at Project Dawn, Demerara Estates, Beterverwagting and Triumph South of the Railway Embankment from 08:00h to 19:00h. During the period of 08:00h to 18:00h, the Mahaicony Branch Road will be facilitated.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, December 12, Parika to Naamryck on the East Bank of Essequibo, will be covered from 08:00h to 17:00h.
Number 53 Village to Auchlyne, Berbice, will be done from 18:00h to 17:00h while Happy Acres, ECD is scheduled for 08:00h to 16:00h.
On Thursday, December 12, Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt and surrounding environs will commence from 08:30h to 17:30h. Simultaneously, Oleander Gardens, Shamrock Gardens, Ogle North and the Lusignan Prison Road, South of the Railway Embankment will be facilitated from 08:00h to 16:00h.
South of Market Street, Beterverwagting, ECD, will see works on Friday, December 14.
Maintenance will continue on Saturday, December 15 at Tucville and Lamaha Park from 08:00h to 17:00h, while Enmore to Annandale and Nabaclis Middle Walk will be done during that same time.
The last maintenance is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, December 16, in Georgetown at Queenstown, Albert Street, North Road and Woolford Avenue from 08:00h to 17:00h.
Less than one week ago, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had assured Guyanese that there would be full electricity capacity for the entire Christmas season. According to him, GPL has a supply of 134 megawatts of power and there were efforts to fix any shortcomings before the holidays.
Patterson announced that some $3.6 billion was listed in the 2019 Budget for works on the distribution network which is considered a weak link in the power supply. However, this would materialise until next year.