The hydroelectric potential of Muskrat Falls and Gull Island result in the reduced Churchill River in Labrador ideal undeveloped hydroelectric origin in united states. Together, they have a combined ability of more than 3, 000 megawatts, can supply 16.7 terawatt hours of electrical energy a year and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to taking 3.2 million vehicles from the roadway annually.
The Lower Churchill Project is going to be developed in two levels: first, Muskrat Falls after which Gull Island.
Stage among Lower Churchill Project is known as the Muskrat Falls Project. This consists of an 824 megawatt hydroelectric producing center at Muskrat Falls, the Labrador-Island Link which will transfer power from Muskrat Falls to Soldiers Pond in the Avalon Peninsula, and Maritime connect linking Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, which is becoming constructed by Emera Inc. of Nova Scotia.
The Muskrat Falls task ended up being sanctioned by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in December 2012, and construction is expected to take five years to complete.
Phase Two of this Lower Churchill venture will contain the development of the two, 250 MW Gull Island generation center and connected transmission to areas. The proposed improvement Gull Island would follow no sooner than 36 months after the sanction of Muskrat Falls.