Power outage advisory for customers in Nain (January 5, 2013)

January 5, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is reporting a
power outage for all customers in Nain, Labrador due to an issue with one of the two
operating units at the diesel generating station. A maintenance crew is on site working
towards a solution. Additional maintenance crew and a line crew are currently en route
to Nain from Happy Valley – Goose Bay to assist the power restoration efforts.
There are three generating units at the diesel plant. One of the three units has been out
of service since late December due to engine failure. A new engine has been ordered
and this unit is expected to be restored by mid-February.
The power outage today has been caused by a trip on one of the two remaining units.
Hydro is working to restore this unit. Once the line crew arrives in Nain, they will work
to sectionalize the lines to restore power to some customers until repairs are complete
on the unit.
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.