The City of St. John's says it is taking steps to conserve energy during peak load periods.
© — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
St. John's City Hall — Telegram file photo
According to a news release, several facilities are periodically switching to back-up generators to supply power. Such sites include the Bay Bulls Big Pond and Windsor Lake water treatment plants, Riverhead Wastewater Plant, Metrobus Depot, Mile One Centre and city hall.
The city said those facilities are also lowering thermostats and limiting the use of lights.
Meanwhile, recreation centres are scheduled to reopen Wednesday for the first time since last Friday, the day before a transformer fire at Newfoundland and Labrador's Hydro's Sunnyside terminal station knocked out power to more than half of Newfoundland Power's customers on the island.
The city is also reportedly co-operating with Newfoundland Power by spilling water from the Bay Bulls Big Pond supply to allow for energy generation at the Petty Harbour plant.