Submarine Cable Temporarily De-energized

3rd June 2019


June 3, 2019

Submarine Cable Temporarily De-energized

 On Sunday night, June 2, the submarine cable which links our Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop Stations developed a suspected fault along sections located approximately 0.5 km offshore from our Kingston operations. While investigations and consequent remedial work are being effected, the cable will remain de-energized.

Our Vreed-en-Hoop operation supplies an average of 14MWs of electricity to our Kingston operation for further utilization within the eastern half of the DBIS. In the absence of the submarine cable, our Company is unable to transfer this capacity to the eastern half of the DBIS.

Additionally, two generating sets at our Kingston Power Plant are unavailable due to maintenance requirements.

As a result of this, a load shedding exercise is being temporarily instituted this evening, from 18:00 hrs to 23:00hrs and will affect the following customers.


Auchlyne to # 53

Bygeval to Seafield


Festival City, North Ruimveldt, South Ruimveld Park and Gardens,  Lamaha Springs, Stevedore, Tucville, GuyHoc Park, Lamaha  Park,  PP QQ Scheme, Roxanne Burnham Gardens & GuyHoc Gardens.


Garden of Eden to Soesdyke Junction

Soesdyke Junction to Yarrowkabra on the Linden Highway


The management of GPL Inc. has convened a team comprising of officials from GPL, deep water divers and CMC to urgently assess the situation. Our Company remains cognizant of the inconveniences associated with this load shedding exercise and will endeavour to minimize the duration.

Additionally, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.