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How N.L. Hydro is preparing for winter months

It’s not yet officially winter, and already the province has seen one recent significant power outage. Will we be in the dark again?

NTV’s Rosie Mullaley spoke with a Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro official about what we might expect this winter, and how the company is getting prepared.

Maritime Link issue causes brief, ‘widely dispersed’ power outages: N.L. Hydro

There were brief power outages across much of Newfoundland Monday morning because of a significant event with the Maritime Link, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says.

“This morning we experienced a significant event on the system,” N.L. Hydro said in a statement. “After the Maritime Link had been ramped down following scheduled exports to Nova Scotia, it experienced significant power swings which resulted in oscillations in system frequency. This resulted in the activation of the Island’s Under frequency Load Shedding scheme, leading to widely dispersed customer outages. The system has since stabilized. Our investigation into the event is ongoing.

 Most customers have since had their power restored or are in the process of restoration.

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Gilbert Bennett out at NL Hydro with million-dollar severance package

One of the key architects of the Muskrat Falls project has had his position eliminated at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Gilbert Bennett was cited by the Muskrat Falls Inquiry for taking “unprincipled steps” to get the project sanctioned, but he’s still walking away with a $1-million severance package. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

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