Tripped feeder lines responsible for Kingston power outage – GPL

first_imgCitizens around Georgetown were faced with a power outage at 20:56h last evening due to “a line trip along two Kingston feeders (F3 and F4),” according to the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) in a press release on Tuesday.It was explained that the power outage affected residents of Kingston, Cummingsburg, Alberttown, Lacytown and Werk-en-Rust.GPL relayed that upon conducting a comprehensive investigation, it was revealed that the feeders contained five burnt switches that are suspected to have occurred as a result of a lightning strike.Despite the damage, the feeders were removed and temporary efforts to reinstitute power to the affected areas began at approximately 22:16h in Kingston. The last location regained electricity at 22:57h.Corrective works commenced around noon on Tuesday and were completed successfully by 13:00h, during which time, GPL noted that, an interruption in the supply of electricity to sections of Lacytown and Werk-en-Rust was unavoidable.GPL said that it sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused.last_img read more

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