Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Line Modifications in Gros Morne National Park

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NL Hydro) is proposing to widen the Right of Way (ROW) corridors of five transmission lines that run through Gros Morne National Park. These lines are critical infrastructure, delivering electricity to national park facilities, enclave communities, and destinations north of the national park (i.e., over 9,000 customers). The transmission lines currently have higher service disruption rates than lines outside the park. During this five-year project, NL Hydro will work during the fall and winter to increase the five ROW corridors within the park from 9-15m to 19-29m in width, depending on the terrain. A two-zone approach will be used to reduce the impact of the widened ROW. With this two-zone approach, the existing ROWs (‘wire zones') will continue to be cleared of all trees and shrubs. The new ROW expansion areas (‘border zones') will be selectively cleared of trees tall enough to be in the wire security zone, while shorter trees and shrubs will be retained.


Latest update

December 21, 2023 - The field unit and NL Hydro will jointly conduct a public consultation process to inform key stakeholders, government jurisdictions, non-government organizations, partners, and general public of the project and the detailed impact assessment. The public participation period will be held in the spring of 2024.

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Contacts

Gros Morne National Park
PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0
Telephone: 709-458-2417
Email: grosmorne@pc.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2023-12-21
  • Proponent

    NL Hydro
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    87180
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