Power outage scheduled in Nain to complete repairs to generating unit at the diesel plant (January 7, 2013)

January 7, 2013 – Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising some customers
in Nain of a scheduled power outage on Tuesday, January 8 from 4:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
to complete permanent repairs to one of the generating units at the diesel plant.
On January 5, customers in Nain experienced a 10-hour outage as a result of an issue
with one of the sensors in the generating unit. Crews completed temporary repairs to
the unit to restore power to customers on Saturday evening. A scheduled outage is
required for crews to make a permanent repair to the programmable controls
connected to the sensor.
The following customers will be affected by the outage on Tuesday, January 8 from 4:00
am to 6:00 a.m.:

  • All Customer’s on Ikpiaivk St., Tuktuk St., Pinguvik St.
  • Middle Path Rd (odd #’s 1-87 & even #’s 2-88)
  • Ikajuktavik Rd (odd #’s 1-33 & even #’s 2-28)

There are three generating units at the Nain 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. As a precautionary
measure, Hydro continues to encourage customers in Nain to limit their electricity use
where possible to help lessen the generation demand on the available generating units.
When repairs are complete on the third unit, spare generation capacity will be restored.
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.