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Labrador-Island Link Project Update

Here’s an update on how things are going on the software and equipment for the Labrador-Island Link (LIL).

GE is getting closer to fixing the issues with the three synchronous condensers at Soldiers Pond – these are essentially large motors that help maintain the reliability of the electricity grid once LIL is online. GE expects the three units will be in service in June 2020. The units do not need to be in service to flow power over LIL for testing. GE is progressing through their testing process for LIL software; however, their progress is slower than they planned. While it’s disappointing they’re not progressing as quickly as scheduled, they are working towards delivery of software in 2020. We’ll continue to share information on their progress.

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