Muskrat Falls Dam, on the Churchill River, Labrdaor, in November 2023.
John Risley recalls that according to Hydro NL forecasts, the Crown corporation must double its electricity production by here 2050. The energy company is considering its options at present. Several construction projects are being considered.
We can increase production capacity without the electricity company investing a penny, says John Risley.< /p>
Radio-Canada reported in October that Hydro N.L. assessed a connection request filed by World Energy GH2. The Crown corporation stressed at the time that if the company wants to connect to the public electricity grid, it will have to finance the work at its own expense.
Hydro NL spokesperson Jill Pitcher would not comment on discussions with World Energy GH2, but said all options must be evaluated. A decision on future electricity sources depends on potential costs, reliability and environmental impacts, she said.
The study of the project's environmental impact, filed in October, World Energy GH2 very briefly mentions the expected benefits of possibly supplying the [provincial] network with electricity, without giving further details.
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Listen to the audio (World Energy wants to sell its surplus energy to Hydro NL. 8 minutes 37 seconds)< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">At least five companies are proposing to build giant wind farms in Newfoundland right now. Hydro NL confirms that it is in discussions with other companies, without naming them.
The company Everwind, which offers a wind farm and a production factory hydrogen and ammonia production on the Burin Peninsula, says it will not need to connect to the public grid.
Director of the project, Sam Imbeault, told CBC that his project will be completely self-sufficient and that he is not in discussions with Hydro at this time.