The Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project – Muskrat Falls
The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development is located approximately 30 kilometers outside of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Sanction was granted in November 2011 to develop the 800 MW Muskrat Falls project. The project on average employs approximately 1,500 workers annually with a commitment to employ Labradorians, Newfoundlanders and Canadians, as well as offer procurement opportunities first to Aboriginal and Labrador-based businesses. The Muskrat Falls project continues to provide employment for Labradorians and opportunities for Labrador-based businesses in a variety of sectors. For more information on the project, please click here.
The municipality continues to address increased capacity demands in the community including social, economic and infrastructure impacts as a result of this project. In 2015, the Town achieved a capacity agreement with the Provincial Government and is working to receive further assistance to combat continued impacts on the community. To that end, in its recent budget, the Town announced substantial investments in areas including low-income support, health and wellness, emergency preparedness, road infrastructure, and water quality, with no increase to the residential mil rate.