Installation of new GPL generators underway

Seventy-six containers of generators and transformers along with radiators, fuel and oil separators were shipped to Guyana in the MV Skystar.

The vessel arrived at the Muneshwers Wharf, Kingston, and Georgetown last Wednesday.

They were immediately offloaded and transported to the Colombia, Mahaicony, sub-station for installation.

The US$27M equipment from Apan Energy was initially slated to arrive in Guyana on November 22.

Indar told the News Room recently that the equipment were shipped separately to Guyana from different territories. However, he said there were some “slight” delays with the shipment as it relates to passage via the Panama Canal, resulting in the delay.

The country’s power company was forced to implement a load-shedding schedule across the country as it did not have the capacity to feed the increase in demand for electricity.

At present, GPL has the capacity to generate 167 megawatts. The demand at the beginning of November was 172 megawatts.

Once installed, the new generators would add 28.9 megawatts to the national grid.