Project Overview

The lower Churchill River is one of the most attractive hydroelectric resources in North America and is a key component of the province’s energy resource portfolio. The project’s two sites at Muskrat Falls and Gull Island have a combined capacity of over 3,000 megawatts (MW).

With the completion of the Muskrat Falls Project, Newfoundland and Labrador will be a leader in clean energy. It is estimated that power from the project can displace three to four megatonnes of carbon dioxide annually from thermal generating facilities.
This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint throughout Northeastern Canada and the United States – equivalent to taking almost one million cars off the road for one year.
The Muskrat Falls Project includes construction of an 824 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric generating facility, over 1,600 km of transmission lines across the province and associated electrical equipment. In addition, EmeraNL has constructed the Maritime Link between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Phase One, the Muskrat Falls Project, includes construction of an 824 MW hydroelectric generating facility, over 1,600 km of transmission lines across the province, and the Maritime Link between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The project is an essential component of Nalcor’s commitment to sustainability and climate change management. Once in service, power from Muskrat Falls will help meet the province’s long-term energy needs by providing clean, renewable energy for future generations. 

Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility
Labrador-Island Link and transmission assets
Maritime Link

 

 

Nalcor Energy is Newfoundland and Labrador’s energy company. We are a Crown corporation headquartered in St. John’s, and the company’s business includes the development, generation, transmission and sale of electricity; the exploration, development, production and sale of oil and gas; industrial fabrication; and energy marketing.

MUSKRAT FALLS PROJECT