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Churchill Falls, Grande Riviere, James Bay, kilowatts, electrical energy

Endowed with many fast-flowing rivers, Canada is the world’s leading producer of hydroelectricity, the electrical energy produced by falling water. More than 85 percent of the country’s hydroelectric output is generated in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and British Columbia. The largest hydroelectric complex in Canada or the United States is on La Grande Riviere, near James Bay in Quebec. It has three hydroelectric stations, and is owned and operated by the public utility Hydro-Quebec. Its total capacity is 10.3 million kilowatts. The powerhouses on La Grande Riviere constitute the first phase of a larger planned hydroelectric project. Churchill Falls, in the Labrador region of Newfoundland, is another major Canadian hydroelectric facility.



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