Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro taking action on recommendations to ensure reliable electricity service for customers

May 16th, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro received the interim report from the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) today on the power system disruptions in January 2014.

“We have begun implementing the actions that have been outlined and we will continue to work closely with the PUB as we move forward,” said Rob Henderson, Vice-President, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

“We welcome independent input and insight as we work together to shape the future of our provincial grid, particularly as we move from an isolated to an interconnected electricity system,” he said. “We are fully committed to taking the necessary actions to ensure the people of the province are not impacted by outages of this nature in the future.”

Hydro filed an application to purchase and install a 100MW combustion generation turbine for next winter. The project has been granted approval to proceed by the PUB and is currently on schedule. The company has also filed an application to construct a 188km transmission line from Bay d’Espoir to the Avalon Peninsula. Hydro is investing approximately $160 million in capital upgrades in the provincial electricity system this year.

Media Contact:

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