System Operations

At the heart of the electrical system in Newfoundland and Labrador is the Energy Control Centre (ECC) powered by a new modern Energy Management System (EMS). Twenty-four hours a day, the EMS allows System Operators to see at a glance how much power is being generated throughout the system and how much is being used by customers, voltage conditions across the system and the status of virtually all equipment on the main power grid. This allows for the optimization of system performance and reliability.

The operators are highly trained employees who keep their fingers on the pulse of the province’s electrical system, monitoring consumption and striking a constant balance between supply and demand and ensuring appropriate voltage conditions.