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Our Roots

Our roots run deep. We have been providing electricity to the people of our province for over 130 years. The electric light business in Newfoundland and Labrador began just six years after Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879.
St. John’s Electric Light Company was established in 1885. Through a series of operational expansions, purchases and amalgamations the business grew to become what we now call Newfoundland Power Inc.

Newfoundland Power Today

We provide safe, reliable electricity to over 267,000 customers, representing about 87% of all customers in Newfoundland and Labrador. We employ over 600 skilled employees from St. John's to Port aux Basques.

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