Guyana: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 735,554
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 0.02 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code GY
3-letter ISO code GUY
Numeric ISO code 328
UN Region[1] South America
OpenEI Resources
Energy Maps 0
Tools 8 view
Programs 9 view
Energy Organizations 1 view
Research Institutions 0
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 117 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 575,822,086 MWh/year 80 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 170 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 172 2010 CIA World Factbook

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Guyana is a country in South America.
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Guyana Power and Light is working hard to improve the electrification of their country, and is using semi-smart STS meters from UtiliFlex to reduce their non-technical losses. Historically, non-technical losses have been > 30%. GP&L is installing 'Pay-As-You-Go' prepaid meters with integral disconnects to reduce these losses. These meters communicate via tokens purchased by the consumer from the utility that are entered into an in-home display and keypad. These tokens may be purchased from the utility offices, or from vendors/resellers such as Bill Express locations as well as small local 'Mom and Pop' stores. These tokens are crytographically keyed to the meters serial number. They may also be purchased using scratch cards and cell phones, or even via an IVR system. GP&L is exploring the use of hybrid STS and AMI meters such as the Hexing meters with both STS and Zigbee communications. Their meters are often installed in tamper proof boxes above the power lines in order to deter theft and tampering. In a recent [1]IADB funded rural electrification project, [2] UtiliFlex recently provided a turn key system of meters, enclosures, software and servers for [3] Guyana Power and Light.