Notice for residents of Holyrood – emissions issue occurred Saturday, October 28

On Saturday, October 28 an oxygen sensor on one of the boilers at the Holyrood Plant malfunctioned for period of time (about 90 minutes) and therefore some unburned fuel particles in the form of soot and smoke – were expelled from the stack.

Hydro is committed to protecting the environment and over the years we have made a great deal of investment in environmental monitoring programs and fuel changes to focus on reducing emissions.

It is therefore regrettable that we had this incident this past weekend. This type of incident is rare – and while soot was released, which residents have noticed on their vehicles and property – it is not harmful and poses no health risks.

Residents may call our customer service line 1-888-737-1296 for more specific questions related to their property.