Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), a Nalcor Energy company, is dedicated to delivering safe, reliable, least-cost power to industrial, utility and over 38,000 direct customers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Hydro has an installed generating capacity of 1,792 megawatts (MW).
Every year, Hydro generates and transmits over 80 per cent of the electrical energy electricity consumed by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, 80 per cent of which was is clean, hydroelectric generation.
Hydro’s regulated assets include: nine hydroelectric generating stations (939 MW), one oil-fired plant (490 MW), four gas turbines (248.5 MW), and 25 diesel plants (55 MW). Our company also maintains 54 high-voltage terminal stations, 25 lower-voltage interconnected distribution stations, and thousands of kilometres of transmission and distribution lines. Click here to view a map of the provincial generation and transmission system.
Wind is a valuable energy source and Hydro has developed a strategy to leverage this source of clean, renewable energy. In 2007, Hydro secured power purchase agreements for 54 MW of wind energy on the island – one 27 MW wind project in St. Lawrence with NeWind Group Inc. and a 27 MW project in Fermeuse with SkyPower Corporation.
At Hydro, we recognize a dependable source of electricity as an essential part of daily life, and our company has provided safe and reliable electricity for over 50 years. We are focused on long-term strategic planning to ensure a continued reliable source of electricity. Our continuous infrastructure upgrades and use of new technology is one way we commit to providing excellent customer service. We continue to search for the best way to provide power that is cost efficient, sustainable and environmentally sound.
For more information please visit our Operations section.
To learn more about how electricity is generated and distributed in Newfoundland and Labrador, visit PowerYourKnowledge.com.