UPDATE – Customer Advisory: Transmission work scheduled for Upper Lake Melville area this weekend

Update: 

Based on the updated customer load forecast, Hydro is advising that some customers will experience an outage while this work is being completed.

Customers in the following areas will be without power from midnight Friday, March 23rd to approximately 6AM on Saturday, March 24th:

  • All customers from the Dock down to and including all customers on North West river road, North West River and Sheshatshiu.
  • All Customers on Birch Island Rd, Broomfield St, Courte Manche Rd, Goose Ave, Hillcrest Rd, K Street, Royal St, Strathacona St, Terrington Ln
  • Cabot Cres (K St to Grenfell St), Churchill St (Hamilton River Rd to Broomfield St including Frenchie’s Service Center front store), Grenfell St (Grand St to Hamilton River Rd), Hamilton River Rd (Provincial Green house to United Church)

Customers are reminded that a limited amount of electricity can be supplied by back-up generation in the area. If demand is too high, some additional customers may also not have power. Therefore, we are reminding homeowners and businesses in the area to please be prepared for the potential for service disruptions during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we carry out this necessary work. Please visit nlhydro.com/outages for detailed outage information and regular updates regarding this outage.


Previous Advisory:

March 21, 2018

Friday, March 23 beginning at midnight to approximately 6:00AM, Saturday March 24

Transmission line work is scheduled for the Upper Lake Melville area this weekend. Back-up generation will be used to provide power while the work is carried out, however, with high customer demand there is a possibility that customers will experience an outage.

We know that any work to maintain the electricity system can have an impact on our customers, and we fully understand the inconvenience this causes. We have made every effort to plan this work to minimize disruption and have scheduled the work during the overnight hours to reduce impact on customers as much as possible.

We are reminding homeowners and businesses in the area to please be prepared for the potential for service disruptions during this time.


How Can You Help?

To keep electricity demand lower during this period and help avoid outages, we are asking customers in the area to conserve energy and limit electricity use between midnight on Friday March 23 and 6:00AM Saturday, March 24.

  • Minimize your use of hot water by avoiding running dishwashers, showers, etc. during that period
  • Avoid using clothes washers and dryers
  • Turn electric heat down a few degrees
  • Switch off lights, appliances and electronics that aren’t in use


Thank you for your cooperation and efforts to help conserve during this time. Again, we appreciate your understanding and patience as we carry out this necessary work. Visit nlhydro.com/outages for outage notices and updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.