Home News GPL blames prolonged power outage on “faulty connection”
The Guyana Power and Light Inc has blamed the prolonged power outage on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) on a faulty connection.
In a statement, the company said that at approximately 23:09h, the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System encountered a power failure as a result of a faulty connection that connects the 69KV submarine cable to the overhead transmission lines at Kingston.
The company said that while restoration efforts were impeded to a minimal extent due to the problems experienced while restarting some of the generating units at Kingston, power was restored to most consumers by 02:30h.
However, some customers reported experiencing the power outage for a maximum of five hours but GPL is assuring that every effort is being made to restore the link to its Vreed-en-Hoop 26 MW Station.
The company regrets any inconvenience caused.