Energy research for a sustainable future.


In the 20+ years since its founding, hydropower has been an important focus of the Helios Centre’s work. Our work included in-depth analysis of individual hydro projects as well as high-level analysis of the complex issues surrounding large- and small-scale hydropower with respect to competitive power markets and to climate change.

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Muskrat Falls Labrador

Muskrat Falls (Labrador)

The Helios Centre has been an active participant in the debates surrounding the Muskrat Falls Project (the Lower Churchill Project) in Labrador (NL) since 2012 and its impacts on the electric system in Labrador.

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Great Whale River

The Great Whale Project

The societal debates around the Great Whale Project, a 3,000-MW installation proposed by Hydro-Québec for the Great Whale River, bordering the Cree and Inuit territories

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