Press Release

Service Interruption in Demerara & Berbice

3rd September 2019


Georgetown, Guyana: Tuesday, September 3, 2019: At approximately 00:57 hrs this morning, a 13.8 kV feeder breaker at the Sophia substation suffered a failure resulting in a system disturbance which affected service to customers in Berbice and sections of East Demerara. Customers residing in West Demerara were not affected.

Power restoration commenced immediately with all areas being re-powered at approximately 03:25 hrs. with the exception of customers from ‘A’ to ‘E’ Field Sophia. These customers are without power as they are powered through the damaged F6 Feeder emanating from the Sophia Sub Station

Consequently, our emergency crews were dispatched to the area and preliminary inspection of the damages include rehabilitation of the circuit breaker. Remedial work is expected to conclude at approximately 16:00 hrs. Thereafter, affected customers will be re-powered.

GPL remains cognizant of the inconveniences and offers sincere apologies to our valued customers.