June is National Electricity Month (June 3, 2013)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is joining The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in recognizing June as National Electricity Month. In communities all across the country, CEA member utilities are using the month to engage with the public and share information about how the electricity systems operate.

“We work hard every day to ensure a safe, reliable and least‐cost electricity supply is available to meet current demand and future growth,” said Rob Henderson, Vice President of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “We are encouraging our consumers to take a moment during Electricity Month to learn a little more about how electricity is generated and delivered to homes and businesses across Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Hydro is the primary generator and transmitter of electricity in the province serving three primary customer groups: Newfoundland Power, over 37,000 residential and commercial customers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, and major industrial customers primarily in the pulp and paper, mining and oil refining industries. Hydro’s generating assets, with a total capacity of 1637 megawatts, consist of nine hydroelectric generating stations, one large oil‐fired plant, four gas turbines, four interconnected diesel generating stations, 21 isolated diesel plants, and an isolated wind generation facility. Hydro also maintains thousands of kilometres of transmission and distribution lines from Nain, the northernmost community in Labrador, to Ramea on the south coast of Newfoundland and from Hydro’s most western service territory, Labrador City, to St. John’s.

Hydro has many resources available to help consumers learn more about how the electricity system works, how to be safe around electricity and how to take steps to conserve electricity. Please take a moment during Canadian Electricity Month to visit one of our websites and become engaged.

Power Your Knowledge ‐ We don’t always know where it comes from or how it gets to our homes, but we expect it to be there when we need it. Visit www.poweryourknowledge.com to learn more about the journey of electricity.