Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy opened the province's main mining conference for the year by offering up reports on the value and power needs of proposed Labrador mines.
There are two new reports. One has been produced by the Department of Natural Resources and the second by economist Wade Locke.
Both are being made available online.
The first, from the department, is titled "Labrador mining and power: how much and where from?"
It states there is the potential for $10 billion to $15 billion dollars in new investment in Labrador mining projects in the next decade, if all goes well and the power is available.
It provides best and worst-case scenarios in terms of power availability.
"Based on projects already in construction or near sanction, existing generating capacity in Labrador may be exhausted by 2015-17."
Labrador iron ore proposals, for new mines and expansions, are a focus and there is discussion of how the Chinese economy will likely affect prices.
The report includes the numbers for power usage and the…