Wales power station

From Global Energy Monitor


Part of the Global Gas Plant Tracker, a Global Energy Monitor and Center for Media and Democracy project.

Wales power station is a proposed 250-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region, Guyana.


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Wales, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region, Guyana.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL)[1]
  • Parent company: Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL)[2]
  • Location: Wales, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana
  • Coordinates: 6.70274, -58.20634 (approximate)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed)[1]: 250 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[4] unknown technology, 250 MW[1] (start-up in 2023)[5]


During early 2021, locations for the power station were being proposed and Wales was favored as of January 2021 because of it's proximity to population centers.[6] Politicians are emphasizing job creation and social program support that would be possible with the establishment of the power station in the Wales area.[7] The Alliance For Change (AFC) is opposed to the creation of the power station due to a high cost for a relatively short lifespan (approximately 11 years).[8] The AFC also notes that any pipeline associated with the power station would be a risk to maritime traffic.[8]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guyana to offer gas-to-power project, Argus Media, Jun 2, 2020
  2. Who We Are, Guyana Power and Light, accessed Jun 24, 2021
  3. Jagdeo justifies Wales location for gas-to-energy project, associated industries, Demerara Waves, Feb 9, 2021
  4. Connect, Digitize, Transform: Q&A With Chief Transformation Officer Kelly Kent, Forbes, Jun 4, 2021
  5. Plans Underway for Guyana gas to power project area, BN Americas, Feb 10, 2021
  6. "Wales, Ogle, Vreed-en-Hoop among potential sites for gas-to-energy plant - Guyana Chronicle". Guyana Chronicle. 2021-01-03. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  7. GTIMES (2021-01-11). "Liquefied Petroleum Gas plant being considered for Wales – President Ali - Guyana Times". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Patterson says Wales gas-to-shore plans half-baked - Stabroek News". Stabroek News. 2021-05-02. Retrieved 2021-07-01.