Extraordinarily low spring runoff means Corner Brook mill must draw power from Nalcor

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper will draw on power from Nalcor in a temporary energy exchange. (Colleen Connors/CBC)

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At this time of the year, rivers and ponds in western Newfoundland are usually awash with the spring runoff, meaning high water levels and steady power generation for the Deer Lake hydroelectric station.

This spring, however, water levels are at a 54-year low. Last week the government announced that the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill, which uses power from the Deer Lake station, would be getting supplementary power from Crown-owned Nalcor Energy in a temporary exchange.

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Source: CBC News

 

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