Wataynikaneyap Initiating Environmental Assessment on Phase 2: Connecting 16 Remote First Nation Communities

Submitted by patrickboileau on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 13:42

Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. is a licensed transmission company owned by 20 First Nation communities in partnership with FortisOntario and RES Canada (Fortis-RES). Since 2008, Wataynikaneyap Power and the member communities have been actively working to develop new transmission facilities in Northwestern Ontario in order to connect remote First Nation communities currently powered by diesel generation.

Phase 1 of the project requires a new transmission line to be constructed from the Dryden/Ignace area to Pickle Lake. Wataynikaneyap initiated an environmental assessment on this part of the project in September 2012. Phase 2 of the project is comprised of 1500 km of new transmission lines and associated facilities, and will connect 16 remote First Nation communities north of RedLake and Pickle Lake to the provincial grid. Wataynikaneyap will be initiating an environmental assessment for Phase 2 and formal notifications regarding the environmental assessment will be provided shortly. 

If you would like to be added to our Project mailing list or have Project-related questions, please contact:

Margaret Kenequanash
Director/Chair
Wataynikaneyap Power LP
81 King St., P.O. Box 449
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, P8T 1A5
Tel: (807) 737-2662
Email: margaretk@shibogama.on.ca

John Cutfeet
Communications Officer
Wataynikaneyap Power LP
P.O. Box 9
Big Trout Lake, Ontario, P0V 1G0
Tel: (807) 738-0935
Email: cutfeetj@hotmail.com

 

 

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