Holyrood power trip caused early morning outage

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Newfoundland Hydro is investigating a power trip at its Holyrood generating station early this morning that caused about 15,000 customers in the St. John’s-metro region to be without power.

A spokeswoman for Newfoundland Hydro said the outage, which began around 7:30 a.m., lasted only about 15 minutes. Areas from St. John’s west to Conception Bay South were reporting a loss of power.

It’s not known yet what caused the problem.

Newfoundland Hydro said on Twitter it has reserves in place to ensure quick restoration.

Organizations: Newfoundland Hydro

Geographic location: Holyrood, Newfoundland

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  • Duffy
    July 28, 2014 - 14:21

    Until they fire the managers and CEO's the same stuff will continue to happen. Support the line workers but the bosses have to go-go-go! They are not capable of managing this system and should maybe go to Somalia or somewhere else.