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The international company known today as Fortis Inc. began in 1885 as the St. John’s Electric Light Company, supplying light to the citizens of St. John’s. It evolved to become Newfoundland Light and Power and first sold stock to the public in 1949. Today, Newfoundland Power is an integrated electric utility and the principal distributor of electricity on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. Peak demand in 2016 was 1,367 MW.

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635

employees

264,000

electricity customers

12,000 km

distribution lines

  • Integrated electricity generation, transmission, distribution
  • 139 MW installed generating capacity of which 97 MW is hydro
  • Regulated by Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities
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Investing in reliability at Newfoundland Power

In 2016, capital expenditures at Newfoundland Power were approximately $100 million with over half of this investment related to upgrading infrastructure. Analyzing reliability by customer and by kilometre helps identify areas for upgrades.

Over the next five years, Newfoundland Power anticipates investing approximately $500 million in electricity infrastructure.

Community

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The Power of Life Project at Newfoundland Power

Newfoundland Power and its employees support numerous community initiatives through funding, sponsorship and volunteers.

The Power of Life Project is Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity and a partnership with the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Thanks to the support of enthusiastic employees and the generosity of their customers, The Project has been able to raise $3.7 million to support cancer care in the province.

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