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Government appoints panel on Churchill Falls for 2041

On Wednesday the provincial government announced the establishment of a panel that will be tasked with recommending potential approaches for the government to ensure long-term benefits from the Churchill Falls assets. This was a recommendation by the Muskrat Falls Commission of Inquiry.

The panel will be made up of 12 members.

The Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, and NunatuKavut Community Council were each invited to appoint an expert to serve on the panel.

Accommodations will be made to respect Innu Nation’s commercial sensitivities.

Under the 1969 Upper Churchill Contract, Churchill Falls Corporation committed to selling Hydro-Québec the majority of the power from the 5,428 megawatt Churchill Falls generating station for 70 years after its first power in 1971. That contract will expire in 2041.

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