Nalcor Energy leads this development, which includes construction of an 824-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility at Muskrat Falls on the lower Churchill River in Labrador and more than 1,600 kilometres of associated transmission lines and infrastructure that will deliver electricity to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador sanctioned the Muskrat Falls Project in December 2012, and construction of the project began in January 2013. Construction has started as planned on all major work sites for the project, including Muskrat Falls, Soldiers Pond, Churchill Falls, the Strait of Belle Isle, and the transmission routes.
Once completed, the project will provide sustainable energy production for residential, commercial, and industrial growth throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in the coming decades.
The Muskrat Falls project reached a major milestone in 2020, with first power flow from Muskrat Falls, as the first unit was successfully synchronized with the electricity grid in Labrador. Power was able flow from units 1 and 2 by the end of 2020, with units 3 and 4 coming online in 2021.