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What We're All About

Newfoundland Power Inc. operates an integrated generation, transmission and distribution system throughout the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador.

For over 130 years, we have provided customers with safe, reliable electricity in the most cost-efficient manner possible. We purchase approximately 93% of the electricity we sell from the Crown corporation, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. We generate the balance from our own smaller hydroelectric stations – located across the island.

Newfoundland Power is regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities which has jurisdiction over rates, policies, capital expenditures and the issue of securities.

Our employees are united by a set of core values: people, safety, service, respect, teamwork and innovation. These are the principles that form the foundation for which we perform our work and conduct ourselves. Our values guide us as we continue to provide our customers with the service they expect and deserve in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

All the common shares of Newfoundland Power are owned by Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. For information about Fortis Inc. and the Fortis Group of Companies, please visit

Still want to know more? Here are some quick facts for you. Newfoundland Power:

  • has proudly served the people of Newfoundland since 1885.
  • currently employs about 650 skilled men and women.
  • provides service to over 262,000 customers.
  • operates 23 hydro generating plants, two diesel plants and three gas turbine facilities.
  • operates 130 substations.
  • maintains approximately 12,000 km of transmission and distribution lines.
  • has invested over $500 million in capital projects over the past five years. These investments in our electricity system serve to maintain our strong level of reliability.
  • has total assets valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
  • sells approximately 6,000 GWh of electricity each year.
  • is compliant with the ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS).
  • is compliant with the ISO 18001 Health and Safety Management System (HSMS).

EMS and HSMS cover all operations at Newfoundland Power including contractors working on our behalf.