energy efficiency Posts

Electricity Rates – Our Impact

The electricity system involves many organizations working together. At Newfoundland Power, our role is to deliver electricity to homes and businesses.

We purchase 93% of the power we deliver from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.  When the cost of electricity is raised by Hydro, it has a direct impact on electricity rates for our customers.

The rate increase effective October 1, 2019 was by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. It was not related to our operations and has no financial benefit for Newfoundland Power.

Doing our Part

We understand what’s most important to our customers is reliable service at affordable rates.

And we know you are concerned about Muskrat Falls and the cost of electricity. We share your concerns and will continue to work hard every day to manage costs and minimize our impact on electricity rates.

Here to Help

We can help you save energy and money through our takeCHARGE programs, rebates and energy saving advice. So far our customers have saved enough electricity to power the towns of Clarenville, Gander, and Stephenville for a year.

Newfoundland Power offers an financing to help you get started with your energy efficiency improvements.

You can also apply for our Equal Payment Plan. This plan allows you to pay the same amount all year long and avoid increases in your bill during the colder winter season.

Luminary Award Deadline Almost Here!

If you know a company, town, retailer or individual whose energy-efficient efforts deserve to be in the spotlight, let us know. Maybe it’s you!


The deadline to apply is Friday, September 13!


Individuals all over the province are taking brilliant steps to save energy. takeCHARGE believes that deserves to be celebrated! The Luminary Awards recognize companies, organizations, communities, and individuals all across Newfoundland and Labrador who are taking brilliant steps to save energy – and inspiring others to do the same.


Complete your nomination form by September 13, 2019 to and you could could be recognized as one of our Province’s Energy-Saving Stars! You can nominate more than one candidate using separate forms!


Check out these eligibility criteria and guidelines. Click here to start your submission, or download the PDF to submit through email.


We look forward to reading your submissions!

Celebrating Leaders in Energy Efficiency

Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro held their first ever Luminary Awards on October 24, 2018. The takeCHARGE Luminary Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and communities across the province who have taken steps to be more energy efficient.

 

We would like to congratulate the following winners who were recognized at our inaugural event:

Community Impact Award: Norris Arm Heritage Society

Leadership Award – Individual: Ethel O’Brian

Leadership Award – Individual (Residential): Steve Morey, Clean Air Solutions

Leadership Award – Individual (Commercial): Jeff Browning, Guillevin International

Leadership Award – Organization: Coleman Group of Companies

Leadership Award – Organization: Ingram’s Electrical

Partnership Award: Maurice Tarrant, College of the North Atlantic

Innovation Award: Empowered Homes

Retail Partnership Award:  The Home Depot Canada

The BIG Award: Country Ribbon Inc.

The BIG Award: St. Anthony Seafood’s Ltd. Partnership

“We are committed to helping our customers make wise decisions about their energy use. By following the sound advice of our takeCHARGE energy experts, our customers save millions on their electricity bills every year,” said Gary Murray, Vice President, Customer Operations. “The Luminary Award recipients have shown leadership in promoting and advancing energy efficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador and we appreciate their partnership.”

Check out our press release for more details on the award categories and recipients.

Congratulations to all the 2018 Luminary Award winners!