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GPL gets $556M in Gen Sets to boost capacity for Christmas season

The six CAT set on a city wharf 

There could be uninterrupted power for the festive season, More than $556 million in equipment aimed at boost the power company’s capacity arrived on Saturday.

The Guyana Power and Light Company said that the equipment, 6 by 1.6 megawatt (MW) Caterpillar units and Associated Transformers totalling 9.6 megawatts will be installed at GPL’s Sophia, Georgetown location, while the other three will be installed at GPL’s Onverwagt, West Berbice location.

An additional four units, with total capacity of 6.4MW, have been placed on standby by the supplier in case there is a failure of any of the six units.

Three of these reserved units will be placed at GPL’s Canefield, East Berbice location and one at GPL’s Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast location.

The arrival of these units is in keeping with GPL’s commitment to boost generation capacity and provide customers in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) with reliable electricity.