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With 11 turbines with a rated capacity of 5,428 megawatts, the Churchill Falls Generating Station is the second largest underground hydroelectric plant in North America and one of the largest underground powerhouses in the world. On average, the facility annually generates over 34 terawatt hours of energy – roughly one percent of the world’s hydroelectric power.

But Churchill Falls is also a community for the men and women who operate the station, as well as their families.  Located approximately 240 kilometres east of Labrador City, Churchill Falls has a population of about 650 people with the expected amenities of any thriving small town. It also includes a school, grocery store, theatre, library and recreational facilities.

At Churchill Falls, our focus is to deliver high-quality, reliable power to customers and to ensure future generations benefit from this world-class provincial resource through long-term asset management.