The Public Utilities Board (PUB) announced today it will hold an inquiry and hearing into the recent rotating power interruptions and extended unplanned outages on the island interconnected electrical system.
The Electrical Power Control Act empowers the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities to investigate the recent blackouts. â€” Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
In a news release, the PUB said the process will initially focus on Newfoundland and Labrador Hydroâ€™s ability to meet load requirements on the system throughout this winter and the next several winter seasons.
At a meeting on Wednesday, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro provided information to the PUB, which can be viewed under the heading Island Interconnected System - January 2014 Supply Issues and Power Outages on the boardâ€™s website at http://www.pub.nl.ca.
The PUB will establish the process and timelines for the inquiry and hearing in the next several days.