Hydro, a Nalcor Energy company, is the primary generator of electricity in Newfoundland and Labrador. The company has an installed generating capacity of 1,637 megawatts. Over 80% of the energy generated in 2009 was clean, hydroelectric generation. Hydro sells its power to utility, industrial and 35,000 residential and commercial customers in over 200 communities across the province. The company is committed to operational excellence while delivering safe, reliable, least-cost electricity.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), a Nalcor Energy company, is dedicated to delivering safe, reliable, least-cost power to industrial, utility and over 35,000 direct customers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
Hydro has an installed generating capacity of 1,635 megawatts (MW). Over 80% of the energy generated in 2008 was clean, hydroelectric generation. Hydro’s regulated assets include: nine hydroelectric generating stations, one oil-fired plant, four gas turbines, and 25 diesel plants. Our company also maintains 54 high-voltage terminal stations, 25 lower-voltage interconnected distribution stations, and thousands of kilometres of transmission and distribution lines.
Wind is a valuable energy source and Hydro has developed a strategy to leverage this source of clean, renewable energy. In 2007, Hydro secured power purchase agreements for 54 MW of wind energy on the island – one 27 MW wind project in St. Lawrence
Hydro generates, transmits and distributes electrical power and energy to industrial, utility and residential customers in Newfoundland and Labrador. At Hydro, we recognize a dependable source of electricity as an essential part of daily life, and our company has provided safe and reliable electricity for over 50 years.
We are focused on long-term strategic planning to ensure a continued reliable source of electricity. Our continuous infrastructure upgrades and use of new technology is one way we commit to providing excellent customer service. We continue to search for the best way to provide power that is cost efficient, sustainable and environmentally sound.
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