GPL working to end “load shedding” by Sunday

GPL working to end “load shedding” by Sunday

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated said that the periodic ‘blackout’ and low shedding being experienced in and around Georgetown is expected to be rectified by Sunday September 28.

In a release issued on Thursday, GPL said that the present load shedding guide instituted and being aired/published in the various sections of the media will remain in effect until tomorrow (Friday).

“The replacement component for the turbocharger of the No. 3 diesel generator at Kingston 2 will arrive this evening, and arrangements for its immediate installation are in place; this machine is expected to be available by midnight tonight, reducing the level of load shedding contained in the guide.  Modifications to the guide will be published early tomorrow (Friday)” GPL said in its release.

The company further pointed out the No. 1 Diesel Generator at the Kingston 1 Plant, which is undergoing planned major overhaul remains on schedule to return to service on Sunday, September 28.

GPL is urging customers to check the press, visit their website ( or visit the GPL Facebook page at “GPL Inc’ for the load shedding guide.

Meanwhile, GPL said operations at the GuySuco-Skeldon facility were restored last evening following the resolution of an industrial strike action.  As a result functioning of the Co-gen facility has been gradually restored and increasing levels of generating capacity made available to the GPL grid.

 It is expected that the maximum available capacity from Skeldon will be available prior to the evening peak demand.

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