Get plugged in: learn more about our provincial electricity system

June 1st, 2014

In recognition of National Electricity Month, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is encouraging the public to learn more about the provincial electricity system through a variety of programs and events during June.

“As we move towards an interconnected grid, it is important for consumers to have a good understanding of the complexities of the system and how electricity is generated and delivered to homes and businesses across the province,” said Rob Henderson, Vice President of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “We are encouraging people to take a moment during Electricity Month to get engaged, to learn more about electrical safety, and also to think about how we can all collectively do more to conserve energy.”

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has designated June as National Electricity Month. In communities across the country, CEA member utilities are using the month to share information about how electricity systems operate.

Here’s what is going on in our province:

  • Holyrood Open House
    Sunday, June 8, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Drop by Holyrood Generating Station for a tour of the facility, enjoy some refreshments, and enter to win an energy efficiency gift bag valued at $150. There will be activities for the kiddies and a colouring contest.
  • takeCHARGE launches NEW Instant At-Cash Rebates
    Runs June 1- June 30
    Save at-cash on select energy efficient household products, such as CFL and LED light bulbs, dimmer switchers and motion sensors. All homes, regardless of heating fuel or age of the home, qualify for these rebates. Check out the takeCHARGE website for program details and a list of participating retailers. takeCHARGE is a partnership between Hydro and Newfoundland Power.
  • Mail- In Appliance and Electronics Rebates Available for products purchased after June 1
    Take advantage of $10 to $100 mail-in rebates – everything from ENERGY STAR® washers, freezers and refrigerators. Available for Hydro customers only. Coming to Newfoundland Power customers this fall. Check out the takeCHARGE website for full details and eligible items.
  • Power Line Safety event in partnership with Newfoundland Power (media-only).
    Thursday, June 19
    Contractors have the highest number of power line incidents in this province. This event is a reminder for all managers, safety leaders and workers to keep safety a top priority and to determine the unique risks when working around power lines on a job site. *Location and details will be made available closer to the date.
  • Social Media Outreach
    Hydro will be posting social media content during the month of June to further generate awareness and understanding about our provincial electricity system. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:

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