Nalcor Energy and the Lower Churchill Project team are committed to maintaining a high standard of environmental responsibility, and helping to sustain a diverse and healthy environment for generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
The development of Muskrat Falls will position Newfoundland and Labrador as a leader in clean energy, with 98% of the province’s energy generated from renewable sources. The project has been intensely studied, and there has been significant stakeholder engagement and public input into the project planning process. More than 35 years of studies have been undertaken to ensure that this project is developed in a way that is both environmentally and economically sustainable.
Environmental Management System
The Lower Churchill Project’s Environmental Management System (EMS) serves as the basis for effective environmental management and continual improvement of environmental performance within the scope of Nalcor Energy’s environmental policy. It ensures the project will achieve its environmental goals through consistent control of construction activities, and enabling the project to reduce its environmental impacts while increasing efficiency.
An integral component of the EMS is the register of commitments and requirements from the federally and provincially-regulated environmental assessment process for the project. The register contains all mitigation and monitoring measures required of Nalcor, monitors the status of the commitments, and documents the various actions completed to fulfill the commitments made.