Cleaner Energy with New Power Transmission Line in Labrador
Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, MP Yvonne Jones, announced funding for a new power transmission line and terminal station in western Labrador.
This project involves building a new terminal station and a 27-kilometre transmission line from Nalcor Energy’s Menihek Hydroelectric Generating Station existing transmission line to the Tata Steel Minerals Canada processing site.
This new infrastructure will enable Tata Steel Minerals to offset diesel-fired generation with clean, renewable hydropower, reducing the mine’s diesel consumption by up to 40 per cent.
This project will support continued growth of Labrador’s mining industry while lowering greenhouse gas emissions for a cleaner environment, both now and in the future.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $6.8 million in this transmission project, which will be constructed by Nalcor Energy, through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.