A power generator at the Holyrood generating plant was damaged during a blizzard earlier in January. A worker walks past one of three generators at the plant in this file photo.
Newfoundland and Labradoror Hydro wants to turn a Holyrood generating unit back on.
Unit One at the Holyrood plant has been offline since a severe storm Jan. 11 that damaged the terminal station, causing an electrical problem that resulted in the unit’s shutdown. According to Hydro’s report, released today, an investigation found that a lubricating oil pump didn’t provide enough lubricating oil to the unit’s bearings, causing the breakdown.
Hydro today filed a capital budget application to the province’s Public Utilities board, calling the unit “necessary for standby operations during regular maintenance work and capital upgrades on Units Two and Three this summer and early fall, and to ensure safe and reliable operation of the plant entering into the 2014 peak winter period,” according to a news release from Hydro.
The capital project is expected to cost about $13.2 million.
For full story, see Thursday's Telegram.