Newfoundland and Labrador

Overview of Electricity Sector

Due to its abundant hydro resources, Newfoundland and Labrador (NFLD) relies heavily on hydroelectric generation to meet its electricity needs. The majority of islanders are served by a large interconnected system with approximately 1,966 megawatts (MW) of net capacity. Much of this is generated at hydro facilities as well as the Holyrood Thermal Generating Station,...

Renewable Energy

In the most recent progress report of NFLD’s 2007 Energy Plan, the the adoption of wind power is focused on lessening remote coastal communities’ reliance on diesel. To support this mandate, in June 2011, the NFLD government launched the Coastal Labrador Wind Monitoring Program as part of its ongoing Coastal Labrador Alternative Energy Study, which...

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