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).

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

The construction and operation of the Muskrat Falls generating station and transmission lines will mean:

  • Significant employment and economic benefits for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians
  • Long-term, clean, renewable power – 98% sustainable energy
  • A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the province’s electricity system
  • Diversification of the Newfoundland and Labrador economy
  • A link to North America’s electricity grid for exports to allow for the sale of excess power to markets


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.