System Operations

Powered by a modern new Energy Management System (EMS), the Energy Control Centre (ECC) is at the heart of the Newfoundland and Labrador electrical system.

All day, every day, the EMS makes it possible for System Operators to see, at a glance, the amount of power that is being generated throughout the system and how much of it is being used by customers, as well as system-wide voltage conditions and the status of virtually all equipment on the main power grid. Having access to this information ensures that we can optimize system performance and reliability.

Every EMS System Operator is highly trained to keep their finger on the pulse of our province’s electrical system, monitoring consumption, striking a constant balance between supply and demand, and ensuring appropriate voltage conditions.

Want to learn more? Get a behind-the-scenes look at what’s involved in managing our electricity system by clicking here.