Churchill Falls


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Churchill Falls

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(Placename) a waterfall in E Canada, in SW Labrador on the Churchill River: site of one of the largest hydroelectric power projects in the world. Height: 75 m (245 ft). Former name (until 1965): Grand Falls

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waterfalls near the head of the Churchill River in SW Labrador, Newfoundland, in E Canada. ab. 200 ft. (60 m) wide; 316 ft. (96 m) high. Formerly, Grand Falls.
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Operating under the rubric of "develop or perish" (incidentally, the same phrase used in pre-Confederation times for resource development), Newfoundland entered into a deal with the province of Quebec and a coalition of international business interests to develop the Churchill Falls dam (Horwood, 1989; Marland, 2010).
reports that Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro ( Hydro ), a subsidiary company of Nalcor Energy ( Nalcor ) has cleared 20 kilometers in preparation for the installation of a third transmission line from Churchill Falls to Labrador West (the New Transmission Line ).
It has completed more than 45 hydroelectric power plants, including the James Bay and Churchill Falls hydroelectric power plants in Canada, and the Uribante-Caparo generating station in Venezuela.
The New Dawn agreement, signed in September 2008, offers the Labrador Innu hunting rights within 34,000 square kilometres of land, plus $2 million annually in compensation for flooding that followed the construction in the 1960s of the huge Upper Churchill Falls hydroelectric development.
La Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation a besoin de cette precision pour donner sa forme finale a une entente de gestion des eaux avec Nalcor Energy.
The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation requires this clarification in order to finalize a water management agreement with Nalcor Energy.
Most astounding human-made sight: The vast granite cavern that houses the generators for the Churchill Falls power plant.
The interprovincial agreement that created the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, once the diamond in former premier Joey Smallwood's eye, has proven to favour--by $1 billion per year in revenue--just one of the two provinces involved: Quebec.
In reducing its dependency on coal, Ontario's Ministry of Energy has expressed interest in tapping into 2,800 megawatts of renewable hydroelectric power from Labrador's proposed Lower Churchill Falls development.
5 billion wind farm near Churchill Falls, Labrador.
And the group from Churchill Falls was late since their car ran off a particularly icy stretch of the Labrador Highway and had to be towed out of a ditch.