We are the people responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity throughout the province. The two large electric utilities, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) and Newfoundland Power, combined with multiple contractors make up the electricity industry of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Meet the province’s largest electricity generator: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Hydro generates about 80% of the province’s required electricity and sells it to Newfoundland Power as well as industrial, residential, and commercial customers. Hydro distributes electricity to 38,000 residential customers in over 200 communities in Labrador and rural areas of Newfoundland and employs more than 800 employees to get the job done.
Visit Hydro’s website for even more information: https://www.nlhydro.com
Meet the island’s electricity distributor: Newfoundland Power
With approximately 650 employees, Newfoundland Power distributes electricity to over 256,000 customers in approximately 600 communities on the island portion of the province. Newfoundland Power purchases approximately 93% of the electricity it sells from Hydro and generates the rest at its own hydroelectric stations across the island.
Visit Newfoundland Power’s website for even more information: http://www.newfoundlandpower.com
They’ve got the power!
Together, Hydro and Newfoundland Power help produce and distribute electricity to just about every person in the province—almost 300,000 customers. And what does it take to do that?
And there’s more: other companies and contractors
Numerous companies provide services to the electric utilities in the maintenance and construction of generation, transmission, and distribution facilities.