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PUBLIC ADVISORY: Planned power outages for parts of Fogo Island

May 5th, 2022

Updated: May 13, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro will be carrying out significant work to upgrade the electricity system and ensure reliable service on Fogo Island. To safely complete the upgrades, which involve replacement of poles and wires, we must shut off power while work is being done. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank those affected for your understanding as we complete these important upgrades.

Hydro advises residents of Joe Batt’s Arm and Tilting of the following planned power outages:

Phase 1

  • Who is affected: all of Tilting and Joe Batt’s Arm from post office to fish plant
Date Outage time
May 11 9:00am to 3:00pm
May 12 9:00am to 3:00pm
May 13 12:00pm to 5:00pm
May 14 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Phase 2

  • Who is affected: South Side of Joe Batt’s Arm after Tilting Turn Off (including fish plant)

Date                             Outage time
May 17                           9:00am to 3:00pm

 

  • Who is affected: All of Tilting and Joe Batt’s Arm from funeral home to fish plant

Date                            Outage time
May 18                           9:00am to 1:00pm


For your safety and convenience

To complete this work in a safe and timely manner, Hydro will deploy crews from across our operations to assist on site. Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of work activity, crews, and equipment/vehicles in the area.

Planned outages are necessary so that we can work safely on the electricity system. They allow us to conduct system upgrades, repairs, maintenance, new connections, and other infrastructure-related work such as pole replacements and voltage conversions.  We realize that outages – even planned ones – are disruptive, and there’s rarely a convenient time to have the power off to your home or business. At Hydro, we do our best to plan and schedule work to minimize disruption to our customers.

In planning these upgrades on Fogo Island, we’ve spoken to some key customers and Town officials, and scheduled most of the work ahead of tourism season and peak operations at the fish plant.

Our objective is to keep the system running safely and smoothly so that we’re able to deliver electricity to customers reliably.

Changes

We try our best to keep the scheduled date, duration, and start/end times of a planned outage in place. If rescheduling is required (due to poor weather, for example), we’ll provide an update as quickly as we can, via our Facebook page, our website, and any other means we have available.

Reminders

To prepare for an outage, keep cell phones fully charged and flashlights handy. Click here for more.

For outage information, visit www.nlhydro.com/outages, call us at 1-888-737-1296, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nalcorenergy.com