UPDATED: NL Hydro rotating power on Fogo Island

Published on January 19, 2013

Power has been restored for some residents of Fogo Island, but Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro expects some outages will continue until late Sunday evening.

A spokeswoman for NL Hydro told The Telegram that it was rotating power to customers throughout Fogo Island to avoid overloading the system. She said the rotation of power would likely continue late into the evening.

A system overload occurred earlier Sunday after power was restored to all customers impacted by an issue with a subsea cable.

The lights first went out on Fogo Island and Change Islands at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


Residents of Fogo Island remain without power as of noon Sunday after a brief restoration of power was thwarted by a system overload.

According to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, crews are working to sectionalize the distributions lines to bring groups of customers back online.

Power was initially restored shortly after 11 .a.m. The initial outage happened Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. because of a problem at the Change Islands Terminal Station. The outage is also affecting Change Islands.

N.L. Hydro is asking customer to unplug non-essential items and to turn off light switches to aid stabilization of the distribution system. Occasional outages may persist throughout the day, according to the Crown corporation.

Outages affecting customers in southern Labrador on Saturday were dealt with by early evening. N.L. Hydro said power was restored for all affected customers by approximately 6:30 p.m.

Updates on outages can be obtained by calling 1-888-737-1296 or by following Facebook and Twitter feeds at www.facebook.com/NLHydro and twitter.com/NLHydro.


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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro customers impacted by a trip in a line coming from a Hydro-Quebec generating plant did manage to regain power Saturday afternoon, but a complication has caused another power outage in the area.

According to NL Hydro, diesel generators and a mobile generator were used to restore power for customers in southern Labrador, but power was lost again while attempting to switch those customers back to the main power supply.

The Crown corporation said in a news release issued shorly before 4:30 p.m. that power would be restored over the next several hours.

The communities affected are located from L’Anse-aux-Loup to Red Bay.

Meanwhile, a fault in the Change Islands terminal station has caused a power outage on Fogo Island. A line crew was dispatched to investigate, and an estimate on restoration time will not be known until their arrival, according to NL Hydro.


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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is reporting a power outage affecting customers in southern Labrador

According to a news release issued shortly after noon on Saturday, the outage covers the area from L’Anse-aux-Loup to Red Bay. A line from a Hydro-Quebec generating plant has tripped, resulting in the loss of power.

Crews are working to bring customers back online through the use of diesel generators, and N.L. Hydro is also attempting to bring a back-up mobile generator online to address the situation.

No specific time for power restoration has been reported, though the Crown corporation expects to begin restoring power in the affected areas over “the next several hours,” according to the release.

Updates can be obtained by calling 1-888-737-1296.