One of the generators arrives at the Kingston site
GPL generators on the way to kingston. (Inset) is CEO Ag. Bharrat Dindial
Acting GPL Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bharrat Dindial, speaking to the media at the John Fernandes Wharf, said the generators will significantly shore-up the company’s power capacity.
“The engines will add to GPL capacity…right now our demand is about 69 mega-watts and our capacity is about there; we do not have any reserve capacity,” he pointed out.
He noted too that GPL will be in a better position to deal with higher fuel prices, reduce tariff given because of low production cost, and folks in Demerara should not experience too many instances of “load-shedding” and “black-outs”.
“It will reduce our fuel import bill in some respect because they are more efficient than the engines we have now, reduce production cost by using cheaper heavy fuel oil, and will add reliability to our system,” the Acting GPL CEO assured.