Equipment Advisory: Planned maintenance on transmission line

May 9th, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) advises customers that one of the main transmission lines on the Avalon Peninsula will be out of service today for planned annual maintenance.

There are no anticipated customer impacts as a result of this work.

Our annual maintenance season generally begins in spring when customer electricity demand begins to decline and extends into fall in preparation for the winter months. During this time, Hydro maintains, replaces, and upgrades electricity equipment throughout the province. This includes preventative and corrective maintenance work and inspections, as well as larger capital projects.

Generation units and transmission lines will be removed from service for periods of time in order to complete the work. These yearly planned equipment outages are closely monitored and coordinated to ensure customer supply and system reserve requirements are met.

Hydro’s maintenance program is part of the Company’s mandate to invest in the province’s electricity system to ensure delivery of safe and reliable electricity for customers.

Media Contact:

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