Churchill Falls is a 5,428MW hydro power project. It is located on Churchill river/basin in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1967 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971. Buy the profile here.

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Nalcor Energy and Hydro-Quebec are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65.8% and 34.2% respectively.

Churchill Falls is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 32,320 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 312.4m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 11 in number. The penstock length is 426.72m. The penstock diameter is 4.48m. The project generated 35,000 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines.

The project has 6 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1967 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Hydro-Quebec under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.002kWh for a period of 65.00 years, starting from 1971.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of francis turbines.

Andritz Hydro supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.

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This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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