Equipment Advisory: Holyrood Unit 1 being taken offline for repairs

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising that Unit 1 at the Holyrood Generating Station will be taken offline this evening to replace boiler tubes which are causing a steam leak and affecting the capacity available from the unit.

The steam leak was identified early in February and crews have been waiting for an appropriate weather window in which to complete the work. The unit is expected to be returned to service by February 29.

There is no anticipated customer impact as a result of this work. However, Hydro will be monitoring the system closely and will advise of any changes.

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