Lower Churchill – Gull Island is a 2,250MW hydro power project. It is planned 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 at the announced stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2028 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2032. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by Emera and Nalcor Energy. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Lower Churchill - Gull Island is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project will be 86m. The project is expected to generate 11,900 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 5 turbines, each with 450MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2028. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2032.

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About Emera

Emera Inc (Emera) is an energy and services company. The company has interests in electric and natural gas utilities, natural gas pipelines, energy marketing and trading and energy service businesses. Through ownership and equity investments in various companies, Emera generates, purchases, transmits and distributes electric power; procures, transmits, distributes and sells natural gas; markets and trades energy; and owns interests in pumped storage hydroelectric and other facilities. It serves residential, commercial as well as industrial customers in Canada, the US, Dominica, Barbados and the Bahamas. Emera is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

About Nalcor Energy

Nalcor Energy Ltd (Nalcor) is a diversified energy company. The company’s operations include energy marketing, gas and oil, fabrication and hydro operations. Its oil and gas operation manages offshore and onshore oil and gas interests in Newfoundland and Labrador and operates projects such as White Rose Growth project and Hibernia Southern Extension project. Nalcor’s fabrication offers deepwater site, drydock fabrication and construction, and topsides fabrication and assembly. Its energy marketing operation exports surplus recapture electricity from Churchill Falls to Quebec. In addition, the company also generates and transmits electricity to utility, industrial, residential and retail customers. Nalcor is headquartered in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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