The Canadian PressMarch 4, 2014 12:33
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A cold snap gripping much of Newfoundland and Labrador drove electricity demands close to capacity today as consumers are being asked to conserve.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says shortly after 7:30 a.m., peak load reached 1,406 megawatts, about 44 megawatts less than forecast.
The system has 1,575 megawatts of power available with maximum demand over the next three days expected of between 1,400 and 1,500 megawatts.