Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is forecasting reduced generation availability on the electricity system over the next three days.
This, in combination with the extreme cold temperatures expected over this period, could result in power supply shortages. To ensure an adequate supply of electricity throughout peak periods, starting Tuesday until Thursday, both residential and business customers on the island are asked to avoid unnecessary electricity usage and reduce their consumption as much as possible from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Customers can assist in conserving electricity by educing electric heat by turning down thermostats a few degrees, conserving hot water by not running dishwashers, washers and showers, avoiding the use of clothes dryers, and turning off lights when not needed.
If conservation efforts are not sufficient, Newfoundland Power will be required to implement rotating power outages if a shortage in power supply from Hydro exists.
Updates will be provided as required.