Construction of Anna Regina’s new power station 75 per cent complete, on schedule for mid-December commissioning.The new Anna Regina Power Station will be the first in the county to utilise heavy fuel oil which is more economical for operations. Project Engineer, Hugh Peru said Essequibians can look forward to a continuous and reliable supply of electricity when the plant is completed.Ongoing construction works on the new Anna Regina Power Station“This new power plant is unique in the sense that it is a containerised baseload facility. We’re accustomed to having a facility where all the engines are in one engine room but with this one, we have three containerised units which are designed for baseload. The residents of Essequibo will definitely be experiencing improved power supply. Currently, our peak generation target is 4.7 megawatts and this plant will give us 5.4 megawatts,” the project engineer underlined.Peru told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that while there were some delays in the delivery of equipment and hiccups with contractors meeting deadlines, the project is progressing.“We have our diesel engines placed on site with all the auxiliaries. What is left to be done is connecting of the auxiliaries to the main engines and the electrical works which will comprise of installation of the switch gears in the building,” Peru explained.Meanwhile, residents along the Essequibo Coast are currently experiencing normal electricity supply. A fifth unit was transferred from Canefield to the Anna Regina Power station which will provide an additional 800 kilowatts.This new unit will allow for a reserve capacity for eventualities. Moreover, load shedding will significantly reduce and self-generators will also be supplied.
1 Hull’s Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty against AS Trencin Hull’s competitve European debut ended in a goalless draw as Tom Huddlestone squandered a penalty and point-blank follow up against Slovakia’s AS Trencin.The Tigers, who qualified for their first ever Europa League campaign by finishing runners-up in the FA Cup, should have come away from their third qualifying round first leg at Zilina’s Stadion pod Dubnom with victory but will now need a result in East Yorkshire next Thursday.The best opportunity fell to Huddlestone – who was presented with a chance from the spot when Shane Long was felled in the area – but his shot was easily saved by Milos Volesak before he somehow grazed the bar from just two yards out.Such a moment will definitely come back to haunt the former Tottenham midfielder should Steve Bruce’s side bow out next week.The Tigers were the better side throughout but could only muster half-chances with both David Meyler and Long fashioning some good opportunities.Momentum shifted in the 15 minutes before the break with Moses Simon and Patrik Misak beginning to threaten, but Hull’s defence held out.Alex Bruce, in particular, needed to be alert to dispossess Simon as he dribbled into the box, while Allan McGregor was left untroubled by Haris Hajradinovic’s left-footed effort.Trencin upped the ante eight minutes into the second half, Misak going desperately close with a long-range shot that just missed the target.Huddlestone’s nightmare moment then came before Bruce introduced summer signings Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass for their competitive debuts 25 minutes from the end.Neither player could change the result but the Tigers will head back to the KC Stadium next week as firm favourites to reach the play-offs.