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Newfoundland Hydro says their says their power conservation request is no longer in effect.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is asking customers to conserve energy this evening as extreme cold and stormy conditions put pressure on an a system already strained by a broken generator unit at Hollyrood.
Hydro says it is working in cooperation with Newfoundland Power to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to customers on the island. However, extreme cold weather and windy conditions across the island may cause some difficulties for Hydro to provide sufficient power to meet demand during the peak period this evening when electricity use is at its highest.
As a precautionary measure, customers of both Hydro and Newfoundland Power across the island are asked to avoid unnecessary electricity usage and reduce their consumption as much as possible from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hydro says people can assist by reducing their electric heat, conserving hot water by not running dishwashers, washers and showers, and should also avoid using clothes dryers.