Update (Oct. 30th) – Equipment Advisory: Transmission line to Avalon Peninsula out of service for extended period during connection to new switchyard at Soldiers Pond

October 30th, 2017

Update:

October 30, 2017 – This work is complete and the transmission lines have been returned to service.

 

Previous Advisory:

October 6, 2017 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising that one of the main transmission lines to the Avalon Peninsula will be out of service from October 6 to mid-November.

The transmission line, which runs from the Western Avalon terminal station to Holyrood, will be offline for approximately one month while work is carried out to connect the line into the new switchyard at Soldiers Pond.

This work is one of several activities planned on our provincial electricity system to bring new transmission equipment into service and improve overall reliability for our customers. As this work is carried out over the next several months, we will need to temporarily take some pieces of equipment offline.

While we do not anticipate unplanned customer outages as a result of this work, whenever new equipment is brought online, or when equipment is taken offline, there is an increased risk.

We’re monitoring the system closely and are committed to keeping customers informed on the status of the electricity system. Information is always available on our website for our customers to learn ways to prepare for and stay safe during outages. Customers can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

We appreciate your patience as this important work is completed to strengthen the electricity system in the province and improve reliability for our customers.

 

Related Advisory:

September 28, 2017 – Hydro advising customers of significant work ongoing on electricity system https://www.nlhydro.com/hydro-advising-customers-of-significant-work-ongoing-on-electricity-system/

 



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca