MEDIA RELEASE- Demerara Berbice Interconnected System Shutdowns- February 12th and 13th
Demerara Berbice Interconnected System Shutdowns- February 12th and 13th
Georgetown, Guyana. February 13, 2017: At approximately 19:58 hours last evening, the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System experienced a shutdown following a trip of a transformer at the Kingston Power Plant and feeders supplying electricity to Queenstown, Alberttown and environs. Following the shutdown, restoration efforts commenced within thirty minutes and all areas with the exception of Kitty, Subryanville and Parshad Nagar were repowered at approximately 10.45pm.
Meanwhile, at 11:00 hours today, a second system disturbance resulted in trips along the feeders supplying electricity to Queenstown, Alberttown and environs and the transmission line linking the Kingston to Sophia Substations thus causing a shutdown within the DBIS.
Given the reoccurrence, and potential damage to the network, a comprehensive examination of the high voltage corridor was conducted.
This examination revealed a fault at the junction of Lamaha Avenue and Vlissingen Road where the feeder supplying electricity to Queenstown and environs and the 69Kv transmission line linking Sophia to Kingston were coming into contact. Necessary corrective work was initiated at 15:00 hrs today.
Consequently, a load shedding exercise was necessary as a result of the de-energizing of the affected 13.8kv feeder and the 69kv transmission line. Customers along the East Coast Demerara, East Bank Demerara, West Bank Demerara and Georgetown were affected by this exercise.
We remain cognizant of the inconveniences these interruptions cause and sincerely offer our apologies.