Advisory: Maritime Link Testing – Jan. 14

Testing of the new Maritime Link transmission line to Nova Scotia continues overnight tonight (Jan. 14) from approximately 8pm to 6am.

This is part of Emera’s commissioning process for the new line. Hydro is working closely with Emera to coordinate the testing while ensuring reliable, safe delivery of electricity to our customers during this period. The testing is carefully planned in order to minimize any potential impacts. However, customers on the island are advised that, while no impacts on the system are anticipated, testing newly connected equipment such as this could cause brief power interruptions.

Significant work continues to be carried out that will strengthen the province’s electricity system and improve long-term reliability for customers. We continue to monitor the electricity system closely and we are committed to keeping customers informed. For up-to-date information, please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.