Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro:
General Rate Review - Commencement of Hearing

Press Release

Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

Friday September 21, 2001



Press Release

The Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities advises that the public hearing of the application from Hydro for a General Rate Review is set to begin, as scheduled, on Monday, September 24, 2001. The hearing will begin 9:30AM in the Boardís main hearing room, 120 Torbay Road, St. Johnís.


The hearing will proceed in two phases with the Board hearing direct testimony and evidence in St. Johnís and the hearing of public presentations at scheduled Public Participation Days in various locations throughout the province, including St. Johnís.Notice of the hearing has been published in newspapers across the province and contains information on how interested parties can participate in the process by way of submitting a letter of comment or making an oral presentation to the Board.


Registered intervenors in this hearing include Newfoundland Power, Hydroís Industrial Customers, the Consumer Advocate, the Town of Labrador City and The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Members of the Board considering this application include Commissioner Don Powell. C.A., Commissioner Darlene Whalen, P. Eng., Commissioner Fred Saunders and Commissioner Robert Noseworthy, who will act as the Chair.


A copy of Hydroís application, Notice of Hearing and other hearing related information can be viewed on the Boardís website at or by contacting the Board Secretary as follows:

Office: †††††††††††† Suite E210, Prince Charles Building, 120 Torbay Road, St. Johnís

By mail:††††††††††††††††††††††† P.O. Box 21040, St. Johnís, NF, A1A 5B2

By telephone:††††††††††††††† 709-726-8600, 1-866-782-0006

By facsimile:†††††††††††††††† 709-726-9604

By e-mail:††††††††††††††††††††



Media Contact: ††††††††††† Cheryl Blundon, Board Secretary