The iconic Powergen towers on Wrightson Road in Port-of-Spain. (Image: SAMPSON NANTON)

A final goodbye will be said to the four iconic power-generating stacks of PowerGen on Wrightson Road, starting tomorrow, Friday 13th August to Sunday 15th August 2021, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, with a spectacular tribute light show.

A release from PowerGen says the up-lighting event, “Farewell to the Silver Sentinels of Port of Spain”, will see the four stacks illuminated every night over the weekend:

“After six decades of watching over the city, the Port of Spain skyline will be changed.  The four stacks—“the Silver Sentinels” at our Port of Spain Power Station—will begin to be demolished next week as part of Phase 2 of the PowerGen POS Decommissioning Project.  As we say farewell, we will be up-lighting the stacks as part of a three-day tribute light show.”

The lights are scheduled to go on this Friday at 6:00 pm.  PowerGen says the event can be witnessed virtually via its Instagram page, at

The Port-of-Spain plant was first established by Edgar Trip in 1895 and underwent several changes to become a state-owned enterprise in 1937.  

PowerGen officially closed the plant on Wrightson Road at midnight on Thursday 14th January 2016.  It marked the end of 121 years of power generation the plant there which, up to that time, had been a major power source to Trinidad.