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FortisOntario Inc. Completes Transaction to Increase its Investment in Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

March 22, 2017

Wataynikaneyap Power LP is pleased to announce that FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) through its parent company Fortis Inc. has completed the transaction to increase its share in the ownership of the transmission partnership by acquiring the interest of Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES).

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February 2017 EA Engagement Newsletter - New Line to Pickle Lake

February 15, 2017
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Notice of Application to the Ontario Energy Board to Establish a Deferral Account to Record Development Costs

October 19, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power LP has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to establish a deferral account to record costs incurred in relation to the development of the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project.

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Notice of Commencement for the Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nations Environmental Assessment

September 26, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. (Wataynikaneyap) is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

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Pikangikum First Nation and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Partner With Wataynikaneyap Power in Historic First Nations-Led Transmission Project

August 4, 2016

Less than a week after the Ontario Government's decision to prioritize and designate Wataynikaneyap Power to connect remote First Nation communities that currently rely on diesel power to the province's electricity grid, another historic milestone has been reached.

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Ontario Government Takes Historic Step and Designates Wataynikaneyap Power to Undertake Unprecedented Transmission Project

July 29, 2016

The Ontario Government took a significant step forward today in its plan to connect remote First Nations communities to the electricity grid by designating Wataynikaneyap Power as the transmission company to complete the project.

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

January 7, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. is a licensed transmission company owned by 20 First Nation communities in partnership with FortisOntario and RES Canada (Fortis-RES). 

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Ontario Recognizes Unprecedented Partnership Between Wataynikaneyap Power, FortisOntario, and RES Canada

August 27, 2015
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Wataynikaneyap Power Signs Partnership Agreement with FortisOntario and RES Canada

August 27, 2015

Wataynikaneyap Power achieved a new milestone today by signing a Partnership Agreement with FortisOntario Inc., and Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (“Fortis-RES Partnership”) to expand grid connection to sixteen (16) remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario.

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Wataynikaneyap Power Applauds Provincial Commitment to Support Remote First Nations Communities

June 21, 2015

Wataynikaneyap Power applauds a commitment made today by provincial and territorial premiers to support remote First Nations communities in addressing their energy-related challenges.

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Study Demonstrates Significant Socioeconomic Benefits from the Wataynikaneyap Power Project

June 19, 2015

Wataynikaneyap Power engaged PwC, in association with HDR, to estimate the socioeconomic benefits of building grid connection to 16 remote First Nations communities.  

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PWC Updated Study Shows $1 billion in Estimated Savings by Connecting 16 Remote First Nations to the Transmission Grid

June 10, 2015

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

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Environmental Assessment (EA) Workshops for New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake

June 7, 2015

Wataynikaneyap Power will be holding workshops and information sessions in First Nations communities and is inviting community members to attend.

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Environmental Assessment commencing for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project

April 28, 2015

The Amended Terms of Reference for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project (the Project) was approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on February 20, 2015. 

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Wataynikaneyap Power ownership grows to 20 First Nation communities and project receives key approval

March 12, 2015

Wataynikaneyap Power today held a press conference announcing that Sandy Lake First Nation and Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation will join the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project, bringing the number of communities participating in the First Nation-led company to twenty.

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