Press Release

 Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System Service Interruption 

16th August 2020


 Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System Service Interruption 

 Georgetown, Guyana, Sunday, August 16, 2020: At approximately 18:18 hrs, the submarine cable which links the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston Power plants tripped on a fault causing a total shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) 

 Power restoration efforts commenced immediately with the first area being repowered at approximately 18:30 hrs. Incremental restoration continued, and all circuits were repowered at approximately 20:53 hrs 

Our technical team is working to ascertain the root cause of the outage. Thereafter, a comprehensive Press Release will be issued.  

GPL Inc. offers sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.