Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is reminding customers in Labrador West of a planned power outage scheduled for Sunday September 17 from 7AM to 7PM.

This will affect all customers in Labrador City, Wabush and surrounding areas (including IOC and Tacora Resources). The outage is required in order for Hydro to perform critical annual maintenance and equipment upgrades at the Wabush terminal station, and Hydro will also utilize this time for work on the two transmission lines from Churchill Falls to the Wabush terminal station and within the distribution system serving Labrador West.

We understand the impact that these interruptions have on customers and we thank you for your understanding as we complete this essential work on the electricity system to ensure continued reliability for Labrador West. Hydro’s annual maintenance season generally begins in spring, when electricity demand starts to decline, and extends to November in preparation for winter, and it is critical to ensuring necessary maintenance work is completed.

The previous advisory for this outage can be viewed here.

Click here to learn more about planned outages in Labrador West.

For outage information any time, visit www.nlhydro.com/outages, call us at 1-888-737-1296, or follow Hydro on Facebook and Twitter.