Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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AT03 - (Maritime-Link)

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. x-19s. For the first time, electricity has been sent between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia through the new Maritime Link. The 500-megawatt transmission line was tested Friday, but won't go into commercial operation until January 1st. Rick Janega, the C-E-O of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador, calls the test an historic accomplishment and the culmination of almost seven years of work.

("...region forever.")(SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG:The project includes two 170-kilometre subsea cables across the Cabot Strait, with almost 50 kilometres of overland transmission in Nova Scotia and more than 300 kilometres of overland transmission in Newfoundland. The link will eventually carry power from the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador, where construction is running behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. …

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