List of generating stations in Newfoundland and Labrador

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This is a list of electrical generating stations in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador has forty-eight power stations, and mainly rely on hydropower for its generation needs. The province's main power station, the 5,428-megawatt Churchill Falls Generating Station, mainly supplies Quebec, under a 65-year contract, due to expire in 2041.

Newfoundland Power, a subsidiary of St. John's-based Fortis Inc., is the retailer of electricity for most areas in the province. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a subsidiary of government-owned Nalcor Energy, owns and operates most generation, the transmission grid and sells directly to large industrial customers. The company also serves remote communities not connected to the main power grids, in Newfoundland and in Labrador.

Hydroelectric[edit]

List of hydroelectric power stations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Bay d'Espoir Hydroelectric Power Station 1967 604 47°59′25″N 55°47′59″W / 47.9901514°N 55.7996249°W / 47.9901514; -55.7996249 (Bay d'Espoir Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][2]
Bishop's Falls 1916/2003 22 49°00′55.3″N 55°28′19.8″W / 49.015361°N 55.472167°W / 49.015361; -55.472167 (Bishop's Falls Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][3]
Buchans Dam 1988 1.85 Buchans Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][3]
Cape Broyle 1952 6.28 47°05′45.3″N 52°56′13.9″W / 47.095917°N 52.937194°W / 47.095917; -52.937194 (Cape Broyle Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Cat Arm Hydroelectric Development 1985 127 50°01′39″N 56°45′55″W / 50.02750°N 56.76528°W / 50.02750; -56.76528 (Cat Arm Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][4]
Churchill Falls Generating Station[note 1] 1974 5,428 53°31′32″N 63°57′25″W / 53.52556°N 63.95694°W / 53.52556; -63.95694 (Churchill Falls) Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Hydro [1][5][6]
Deer Lake 1925 129 49°10′11.7″N 57°26′10.5″W / 49.169917°N 57.436250°W / 49.169917; -57.436250 (Deer Lake Plant) Kruger Energy Hydro [1][7]
Fall Pond 0.35 Fall Pond Newfoundland Power Hydro [8]
Grand Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station 1937/2003 74.5 48°55′31.5″N 55°40′04.2″W / 48.925417°N 55.667833°W / 48.925417; -55.667833 (Grand Falls Plant) Newfoundland Power, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][3][9]
Granite Canal Hydroelectric Generating Station 2003 41 48°11′47.6″N 56°48′54.9″W / 48.196556°N 56.815250°W / 48.196556; -56.815250 (Granite Canal Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][10]
Hearts Content 1918 2.7 47°51′46.1″N 53°22′32.6″W / 47.862806°N 53.375722°W / 47.862806; -53.375722 (Hearts Content Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Hinds Lake Hydroelectric Generating Station 1980 75 49°04′56.9″N 57°12′04.9″W / 49.082472°N 57.201361°W / 49.082472; -57.201361 (Hinds Lake Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][11]
Horsechops 1953 8.13 47°07′55.2″N 52°58′53.7″W / 47.132000°N 52.981583°W / 47.132000; -52.981583 (Horsechops Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Lawn 1983 0.6 46°56′52.6″N 55°32′10.3″W / 46.947944°N 55.536194°W / 46.947944; -55.536194 (Lawn Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Little St. Lawrence 46°55′43.3″N 55°21′27.4″W / 46.928694°N 55.357611°W / 46.928694; -55.357611 (Little St. Lawrence Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro  
Lockston 1955–1961 3 48°24′03.4″N 53°22′43.3″W / 48.400944°N 53.378694°W / 48.400944; -53.378694 (Lockston Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Lookout Brook 1958–1983 5.8 Lookout Brook Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Menihek Hydroelectric Generating Station[note 2] 1954 17 54°28′16″N 66°36′45″W / 54.47111°N 66.61250°W / 54.47111; -66.61250 (Menihek) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][12]
Mobile 1951 10.5 47°14′52.3″N 52°50′30.5″W / 47.247861°N 52.841806°W / 47.247861; -52.841806 (Mobile Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
New Chelsea 1957 3.7 48°01′44.9″N 53°12′36.9″W / 48.029139°N 53.210250°W / 48.029139; -53.210250 (New Chelsea Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Norris Arm 1983 1.14 49°04′03.1″N 55°17′53.6″W / 49.067528°N 55.298222°W / 49.067528; -55.298222 (Norris Arm Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Paradise River Hydroelectric Generating Station 1989 8 47°37′05.2″N 54°25′53.7″W / 47.618111°N 54.431583°W / 47.618111; -54.431583 (Paradise River Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][13]
Petty Harbour Generating Station 1908–1986 5.25 47°27′55.2″N 52°42′44.6″W / 47.465333°N 52.712389°W / 47.465333; -52.712389 (Petty Harbour Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1]
Pierre's Brook 1931 4.3 Pierre's Brook Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Pitman's Pond 1959 0.625 Pitman's Pond Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Port Union 1918 0.511 48°29′53.2″N 53°05′24.0″W / 48.498111°N 53.090000°W / 48.498111; -53.090000 (Port Union Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Rattle Brook 1998 4 Jackson's Arm Algonquin Power Hydro [1][14]
Rocky Pond 1943 3.25 Rocky Pond Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Roddickton Hydro Plant 1980 0.4 Roddickton Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][15]
Rose Blanche Brook 1998 6 Rose Blanche Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Sandy Brook 1963 6.31 Sandy Brook Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Seal Cove 1923–1927 3.58 47°27′26.6″N 53°04′03.9″W / 47.457389°N 53.067750°W / 47.457389; -53.067750 (Seal Cove Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Snooks Arm and Venams Bight Generating Station 1956 1 Baie Verte Peninsula Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][16]
Star Lake Hydroelectric Development 1998 18.4 48°33′08.1″N 57°12′20.4″W / 48.552250°N 57.205667°W / 48.552250; -57.205667 (Star Lake Plant) Enel Green Power, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][3][17][18]
Topsail 1983 2.6 47°32′22.2″N 52°55′08.6″W / 47.539500°N 52.919056°W / 47.539500; -52.919056 (Topsail Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Tors Cove 1942–1951 6.5 47°12′38.1″N 52°50′54.3″W / 47.210583°N 52.848417°W / 47.210583; -52.848417 (Tors Cove Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Twin Falls Hydroelectric Station[note 3] 1963 225 53°29′41″N 64°32′24″W / 53.49481°N 64.5400053°W / 53.49481; -64.5400053 (Twin Falls) Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Wabush Mines Hydro [19]
Upper Salmon Hydroelectric Development 1983 84 48°11′00.9″N 56°10′22.9″W / 48.183583°N 56.173028°W / 48.183583; -56.173028 (Upper Salmon Plant) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Hydro [1][20]
Victoria 1914 0.55 47°46′30.4″N 53°12′55.7″W / 47.775111°N 53.215472°W / 47.775111; -53.215472 (Victoria Plant) Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]
Watson's Brook 1958 9.3 Corner Brook Kruger Energy Hydro [7]
West Brook 1942 0.68 West Brook Newfoundland Power Hydro [1]

Wind[edit]

List of all wind farms in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Fermeuse Wind Project 27 Fermeuse SkyPower Wind [21]
Ramea Wind-Hydrogen-Diesel Energy Project 0.3 Ramea Nalcor Energy Wind, Diesel, Hydrogen [22]
St. Lawrence Wind Project 27 St. Lawrence NeWind Group Inc. Wind [23]

Other[edit]

List of other power stations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Corner Brook Biomass Cogen. 15 Corner Brook Kruger Energy Biomass [24]
Holyrood Thermal Generating Station 490 47°27′10″N 53°05′43″W / 47.45278°N 53.09528°W / 47.45278; -53.09528 Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Fuel oil [25]
Hardwoods Turbine Station 1976 50 47°31′29.6″N 52°50′49.8″W / 47.524889°N 52.847167°W / 47.524889; -52.847167 Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Diesel Turbine
Stephenville Turbine Station 50 Stephenville Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Diesel Turbine

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Most of the station generation is sold Hydro-Québec under a 65-year contract expiring in 2041.
  2. ^ This generating station is under contract by Hydro-Québec to serve off-grid loads in the Schefferville, Quebec area.
  3. ^ This generating station was put into extended shutdown in 1974, and the water diverted to Churchill Falls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Statistics Canada, Electric Power Generating Stations, 2004 (Catalog 57-206), Ottawa: Statistics Canada, pp. 19–50 , quoted in: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (2006), IC-1 NLH, NLH Capital Budget, St. John's, NL: Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities - Newfoundland and Labrador, retrieved 2010-08-30 
  2. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Bay d'Espoir Hydroelectric Generating Facility, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  3. ^ a b c d Newfoundland and Labrador (2008), An Act To Return To The Crown Certain Rights Relating to Timber and Water Use Vested in Abitibi-Consolidated and to Expropriate Assets and Lands Associated with the Generation of Electricity Enabled by those Water Use Rights (S.N.L., chapter A-1.01), retrieved 2010-08-29 
  4. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Cat Arm Hydroelectric Generating Station, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  5. ^ Nalcor Energy, Churchill Falls, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  6. ^ Hydro-Québec (April 2010), Shaping The Future : Annual Report 2009, Montreal, p. 52, ISBN 978-2-550-58101-7, ISSN 0702-6706, retrieved 2010-04-08 
  7. ^ a b Kruger Energy, Deer Lake Power, retrieved 2010-08-30 
  8. ^ Newfoundland Power (21 April 2010), Sustainable Energy Report, retrieved 2010-08-30 
  9. ^ Fortis Inc. (3 November 2003), Exploits River Hydro Partnership brings 30-Megawatt Beeton Unit On-line Two Months Ahead of Schedule, retrieved 2010-08-29 
  10. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Granite Canal Hydroelectric Generating Station, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  11. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Hinds Lake Hydroelectric Generating Station, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  12. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (15 November 2007), Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Hydro-Québec and Iron Ore Company of Canada reach an agreement to supply electricity to three northern Québec communities, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  13. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Paradise River Hydroelectric Generating Station, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  14. ^ Algonquin Power, Rattle Brook, retrieved 2010-08-25 
  15. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Roddickton Hydro Plant, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  16. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Snook Arm and Benams Bight, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  17. ^ Enel North America, Star Lake Hydroelectric Project, retrieved 2010-08-29 
  18. ^ Roberts, Terry (21 February 2009), "Province made bid for Star Lake", The Telegram (St. John's), retrieved 2010-08-29 
  19. ^ Green, Peter, The History of Churchill Falls, IEEE Canada, retrieved 2010-08-31 
  20. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Upper Salmon Hydroelectric Generating Station, retrieved 2010-08-24 
  21. ^ SkyPower (2 July 2009), SkyPower Achieves Commercial In-service Designation for North America's Most Easterly Wind Power Project, Toronto, retrieved 2010-08-22 
  22. ^ Nalcor Energy (January 2010), Ramea Report, retrieved 2010-08-22 
  23. ^ ENEL North America (16 September 2010), First Canadian Wind Farm Inaugurated by ENEL Green Power, retrieved 2010-08-22 
  24. ^ Kruger Energy, Brompton Biomass Cogeneration Plant, retrieved 2010-08-22 
  25. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Thermal Generation, retrieved 2010-08-22 

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