Additional Holyrood unit required offline for repair – Power Watch in effect

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising customers that Unit 2 at the Holyrood plant will be taken offline this evening for a necessary repair. It is expected to be back in service within a week.

Hydro previously notified customers that Unit 3 is offline for several weeks for routine maintenance as our annual maintenance period – which runs from April until November – is currently underway.

The Holyrood combustion turbine will be brought online for additional capacity. However, Hydro is forecasting high customer demand Monday through Wednesday of this week due to cold weather.

As a result, there is a Power Watch in effect for the Avalon Peninsula from Monday, April 20 until Wednesday, April 22 when warmer weather is expected. No immediate action is required for customers, however the electricity system on the Avalon is being monitored closely. Hydro will advise customers of any changes on a daily basis.

Although a conservation request is not currently in effect, customers are being asked to be prepared to conserve in the event of a status change. If you’d like to know how you can make a difference through conservation, visit our website here:

This advisory is part of Hydro’s ongoing commitment to keep customers informed on the status of the electricity system and significant system events.