Muskrat Falls Generating Project
Construction began in 2013 on the 824 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric generating facility at Muskrat Falls on the lower Churchill River, approximately 30 km west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. The facility consists of a spillway, two dams and a powerhouse, and will be the second-largest hydroelectric facility in the province when complete.
At the end of 2016, construction of the Muskrat Falls generating facility was more than 58 per cent complete. First power from the generation project is expected during the summer/early fall 2019 with full power by mid-2020.
Nalcor also worked with three of North America’s largest turbine generator engineering firms to design, model and test the four turbines for the generating facility. According to these companies, the turbine efficiency at Muskrat Falls will be the highest ever obtained in North America. Learn more about the engineering behind Muskrat Falls here.