GEBE engines down, more load shedding possible


PHILIPSBURG–Several districts around the country were subjected to load shedding several times this week due to two of GEBE’s largest engines being “out of service.”

The Daily Herald understands that one of those units that is out of service is the company’s recently acquired Engine #20. The utilities company said in a press release on Friday that two of its largest production units were out of service.

According to GEBE, one engine developed a failure on its turbo charger which resulted in the unit being pulled off line, while the other is undergoing a major overhaul. “Due to this we were faced with several challenges and had to resort to load shedding,” it was stated in the press release.


Load shedding began on Tuesday and continued periodically throughout the week. GEBE said load shedding may continue throughout this weekend depending on the island wide load.

Source: The Daily Herald