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Wataynikaneyap Power Encouraged by Ontario's Proposed Remote Electrification Readiness Program

May 7, 2014

Wataynikaneyap Power, a First Nation-led organization that aims to connect remote First Nation communities to the provincial power grid, was encouraged by the Ontario budget announcement of a Remote Electrification Readiness Program.

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Ontario's 2014 Budget Identifies $3 Million For Remote Electrification Readiness Program

May 2, 2014

The recently released Ontario Budget identified $3 million in funding over three years through the Remote Electrification Readiness Program.

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Amended Terms of Reference

March 24, 2014

Wataynikaneyap Power (Wataynikaneyap) has initiated a provincial Environmental Assessment (EA) for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project (the Project).

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Wataynikaneyap supports Long-Term Energy Plan priority to tie First Nations communities into the provincial electricity grid

December 2, 2013
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Remote First Nations Initiate Local Distribution Company (LDC) Options Study

December 1, 2013

Wataynikaneyap Power is planning to connect 15 remote First Nations communities currently serviced by diesel generation.  

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Wataynikaneyap Power signs memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AECOM

October 17, 2013

Wataynikaneyap Power announced today that the company and AECOM, working in association with PowerTel and Deutsche Bank, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help build a new transmission line in Northwestern Ontario.

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Wataynikaneyap Power Increases to 18 First Nations Communities

October 11, 2013

October 9, 2013 Thunder Bay, ON – Wataynikaneyap Power officially welcomed five (5) Keewaytinook Okimanak First Nations Council communities into the First Nation-led transmission initiative. 

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Wataynikaneyap Completes Financial Feasibility Study for the Grid Connection of 10 Remote First Nations Communities

September 10, 2013

PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) was engaged by the Central Corridor Energy Group (“CCEG”) to complete an assessment of financing and funding options for the development of a transmission line to connect 10 remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario. 

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Fact Sheet on the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project Corridor Routing Analysis

July 7, 2013

The purpose of the routing analysis factsheet is to explain the methods and results of the Corridor Routing Analysis completed by Wataynikaneyap to identify a preferred corridor for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project.

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Project Benefits Study: Social, Environmental and Economic Analysis of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project

June 18, 2013

Lumos Energy, with technical assistance from The Delphi Group, undertook an analysis of the social, environmental, and economic outcomes that may be realized through the Wataynikaneyap Power project. 

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