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OUTAGE ADVISORY: Planned Outage, Labrador West – September 15

September 14th, 2019

Hydro is reminding all customers in Labrador City, Wabush and area that there is a planned outage from midnight tonight (12:00 a.m.) until 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 15, while we complete work in the Wabush terminal station.

While the work is being carried out, customers in Labrador City may experience periodic outages between 3:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This is expected due to the nature of the work, and all customers should be fully restored by 11:00 a.m.

When the work is complete tomorrow, we will gradually begin restoring power to customers to allow the system to load back up and stabilize. To help avoid overloading the system when power is restored, during the outage customers are asked to turn down electric heat by a few degrees, switch off major appliances/electronics, and turn off most lights. For more details: https://nlhydro.com/good-to-know/cold-load-pickup/

We understand the impact that outages have on our customers and we thank you for your patience. For assistance or updates during the outage, call us at 1-888-737-1296, check our outage page at nlhydro.com/outages, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please stay safe.


Previous Advisory:

Hydro is advising all customers in Labrador City, Wabush and area of an upcoming planned power outage this weekend, from approximately 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 15. (Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning).

Note, IOC will only be impacted by the outage from approximately 7-11a.m. on Sunday.

The outage is required in order to energize newly upgraded breakers and complete other equipment upgrades in the Wabush terminal station, to ensure reliable service. We have made an effort to schedule the outage to minimize disruption to residential and industrial customers. However, we understand the impact that outages have on our customers and we thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work.

For updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and to report issues please contact our customer service line at 1-888-737-1296. For tips on how to be prepared for a power outage, visit https://nlhydro.com/safety/power-outage-safety/



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca