Power outage advisory 4:15 pm – Fogo Island and Southern Labrador (Jan.19, 2013 – 4:15 p.m.)

November 19th, 2013

January 19, 2013, 4:15 p.m. – Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is reporting
power outages to customers in Fogo Island and Southern Labrador.
Fogo Island
A line crew has been dispatched to investigate a fault in the Change Islands Terminal
Station. Once the crew arrives, they will determine the exact cause of the fault and work
to restore power. An exact restoration time is unknown at this time until crews arrive to
the site. All customers on Fogo Island are currently experiencing an outage.
Southern Labrador
Power had been restored for all customers in Southern Labrador following a trip on the
line providing power from the Hydro-Quebec generating plant. Hydro had brought all
customers back online using its diesel generators and a mobile generator. While in the
process of switching customers back to the main power supply from Hydro-Quebec,
customers again experienced a power outage. Groups of customers in this region will
slowly begin to have power restored over the next several hours.
Hydro apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the patience of its customers.
Customers can get updates from the Hydro Power Outages and Emergencies (24 hrs)
line at 1-888-737-1296.
Hydro will also continue to provide updates on its Twitter account at

Media Contact:

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