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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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Wataynikaneyap Power Updates Preliminary Business Plan

December 2, 2014

Wataynikaneyap Power has updated its preliminary Business Plan which will act as the key-planning document for the company and its applicable stakeholders. 

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Wataynikaneyap Submits Amended Final Terms of Reference

November 25, 2014

Wataynikaneyap Power has submitted the Amended Terms of Reference (ToR) for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project for a review and decision by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

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

May 28, 2014

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 remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.

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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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