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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2014


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 11/14

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 11/14

Labrador West Transmission Exemption Order
under the
Electrical Power Control Act, 1994
and the
Public Utilities Act
(O.C. 2014-
033)

(Filed February 13, 2014)

Under the authority of section 5.2 of the Electrical Power Control Act, 1994 and section 4.1 of the Public Utilities Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Order.

Dated at St. John’s, February 13, 2014.

Julia Mullaley
Clerk of the Executive Council

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Definition

        3.   Exemption


Short title

        1. This Order may be citied as the Labrador West Transmission Exemption Order.

Definition

        2. In this Order, "Labrador West Transmission Project" means the new 230kV transmission system between Churchill Falls and Labrador West which is substantially composed of the following:

             (a)  one 230 kV AC transmission line, approximately 220 kilometres in length, between the Churchill Falls Terminal Station and the new Flora Lake Terminal Station located in Wabush, which line is comprised of steel tower structures similar to those used for the existing 230 kV lines between Churchill Falls and Labrador West;

             (b)  one 230 kV AC transmission line, approximately 5 kilometres in length, between the new Flora Lake Terminal Station and the existing Wabush Terminal Station, which line is comprised of steel tower structures similar to those used for the existing 230 kV lines between Churchill Falls and Labrador West;

             (c)  interconnection of the new 230 kV transmission line from Flora Lake to the existing Churchill Falls Terminal Station, including:

                      (i)  equipment to be installed including high voltage circuit breakers, disconnect/ground switches, surge arrestors and voltage potential transformers,

                     (ii)  all site development, demolition, foundations, structure installation, grounding, cables, trenches, protection and control equipment, communications and SCADA equipment, control building, and associated works required for new transmission line interconnection, and

                    (iii)  upgrades to existing Terminal Station equipment in order to facilitate interconnection of the new system;

             (d)  interconnection to the existing Wabush Terminal Station with infrastructure to connect the new 230 kV transmission line, including:

                      (i)  equipment to be installed including high voltage circuit breakers, disconnect/ground switches, surge arrestors and voltage potential transformers,

                     (ii)  all site development, demolition, foundations, structure installation, grounding, cables, trenches, protection and control equipment, communications and SCADA equipment, control building modifications, and associated works required for new transmission line interconnection, and

                    (iii)  upgrades to existing Terminal Station equipment in order to facilitate interconnection of the new system; and

             (e)  the development of the new Flora Lake Terminal Station with infrastructure to connect the new 230 kV transmission lines, including:

                      (i)  construction of a new terminal station including circuit breakers, disconnect/ground switches, surge arrestors, voltage potential transformers and capacitor banks, and

                     (ii)  all site development activities, terminal station structures, foundations, access roads, control building construction, station service, grounding, wiring, protection, control, and communication equipment.

Exemption

        3. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is exempt from the Electrical Power Control Act, 1994 and the Public Utilities Act for all planning, design, construction and contribution activities pertaining to the Labrador West Transmission Project.