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A Snapshot of 2015

Annual Report blog bannerThe numbers are in and 2015 was another solid year for our utility operations and customer service.  Here’s a snapshot from Newfoundland Power’s report on operations.

  • We delivered electricity to our customers 99.96% of the time; our reliability measure is twice as good as comparable utilities in Canada.
  • We invested $100 million in the electricity system, with close to 50% dedicated to upgrades – keeping our system safe and reliable.
  • We decreased the number of electricity bills that were estimated by 40% by increasing the number of automated meters at your homes and businesses.
  • Over 1/3 of our customers now receive electronic bills.
  • We launched a new customer blog, and we have over 25,000 followers on Twitter and about 8,000 receiving the Company’s new email/text outage alerts that provide real-time outage information and updates.
  • Our takeCHARGE rebate programs helped more than 6,000 customers save energy in 2015. We also provided over 395,000 at-the-cash rebates on energy efficient products through our retail partners. Since the launch, customers have saved enough to power the Town of Paradise for an entire year.
  • We have kept our operating costs under control at a rate that is below inflation.
  • Through The Power of Life Project, over $400,000 was raised to support  cancer care; and, we reached nearly 100 environmental projects completed through our annual EnviroFest events.

A huge thank you to our 650 employees and more than 260,000 customers.

Check out our full Report on Operations on our website.


The Power of Life Project: Investing in Cancer Care Across the Province

The Power of Life Project: Investing in Cancer Care Across the Province

The Power of Life Project, our joint initiative with the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, has continued to generously support cancer patients across the province.

Thanks to your support, our enthusiastic employees, and the generosity of our customer donors we’re able to make a real difference in cancer care right here at home. Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity, The Power of Life Project, has raised more than $3 million since its inception in 2002.

Here are some of our recent accomplishments:

  • $45,000 raised during our Provincial Hard Hat Drive;
  • launched the Let Hope Ring campaign, which involved unveiling a Bell of Hope in cancer treatment facilities across province;
  • $35,500 raised through employee-driven fundraising including our annual golf tournaments in Stephenville and Clarenville, and a kitchen party and softball tournament in St. John’s;
  • automatic blood pressure monitor for the Chemotherapy Room in Carbonear;
  • chemotherapy recliner, family waiting chairs, weight scales and a television for the Chemotherapy Room in Burin;
  • equipment for the 4 North A Cancer Unit at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s;
  • furnishings for the Tele-oncology Room at the Cancer Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor;
  • automatic blood pressure monitor for the Chemotherapy Room in Port Aux Basques;
  • tele-oncology equipment in Gander and Stephenville;
  • sponsorship for children with cancer attending Camp Delight;
  • ongoing contributions to the Patient and Family Support Fund; and,
  • a custom stocked Toy Box for each child undergoing radiation treatment at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.