Historic First Nations-led Transmission Project Gets Major Boost from Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
TORONTO, ONTARIO (Marketwired – October 26, 2017) – One of the largest and most transformative transmission projects in Ontario’s history got a major boost today when the Ontario Government reinforced its support for the project, known as Wataynikaneyap Power, in its 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan.
Federal Government Announces Funding of Wataynikaneyap Power's Project to Connect First Nation to Ontario's Power Grid
Today's funding announcement of up to $60 million by the Government of Canada to connect Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario's power grid is being welcomed by all First Nations who are part of the larger transmission project known as Wataynikaneyap Power.
Over $2 Million Announced for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project First Nations Training Program
Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce a major federal investment from the office of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the amount of over $2 million in support of the Wataynikaneyap Power's First Nations training program.
Upcoming Public Information Centres for Phase 1 Draft Environmental Assessment Report
Notice of Submission: Draft Environmental Assessment Report for Phase 1 - New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project
Wataynikaneyap has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report for the Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project.
Margaret Kenequanash Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Wataynikaneyap Power
The Board of Directors of Wataynikaneyap Power are pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Kenequanash to the position of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for Wataynikaneyap Power, effective August 15, 2017.
Environmental Assessment Update April 2017 - Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities
FortisOntario Inc. Completes Transaction to Increase its Investment in Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
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).
February 2017 EA Engagement Newsletter - New Line to Pickle Lake
Notice of Application to the Ontario Energy Board to Establish a Deferral Account to Record Development Costs
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.
Notice of Commencement for the Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nations Environmental Assessment
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.
Pikangikum First Nation and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Partner With Wataynikaneyap Power in Historic First Nations-Led Transmission Project
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.
Ontario Government Takes Historic Step and Designates Wataynikaneyap Power to Undertake Unprecedented Transmission Project
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.
Wataynikaneyap Initiating Environmental Assessment on Phase 2: Connecting 16 Remote First Nation Communities
Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. is a licensed transmission company owned by 20 First Nation communities in partnership with FortisOntario and RES Canada (Fortis-RES).