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Wataynikaneyap Power
Electric Service Providers

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Works as a newly-incorporated company pursuing the development of a transmission line that will connect remote First Nations communities to the provincial electrical grid and provide more reliable power to local communities and industry
  • Operates as a partnership between 22 First Nations referred to as the Central Corridor Energy Group (CCEG) and Goldcorp Inc
  • Focused on designing, permitting, constructing, owning and operating transmission lines to bring additional electrical grid connection to Pickle Lake and new lines North to connect remote First Nation communities
  • Aims to significantly reduce current diesel generation relied on for power in northern First Nation communities and Musselwhite Mine, a Goldcorp corporation
  • Proposal consists of a single project with a two-phase development; first phase will reinforce electricity transmission into Pickle Lake and provide service to Musselwhite Mine; second phase will extend transmission north to service 10 remote First Nation communities
Comments
  • Central Corridor Energy Group (CCEG) consists of the First Nation communities of Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Lac Des Mille Lacs, Lac Seul, McDowell Lake, Muskrat Dam, North Caribou Lake, North Spirit Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Wabigoon Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin and Wunnumin Lake
  • Margaret Kenequanash is also the Executive Director for Shibogama First Nations Council (Tribal Council) in Sioux Lookout
Other contacts include:
  • Gerry McKay, Chief Executive Officer, Independent First Nations Alliance; ph: 807-737-1902, email: gmckay@ifna.ca
  • Adele Faubert, Manager of Aboriginal Affairs, Goldcorp Musselwhite; ph: 807-928-3017, email: Adele.Faubert@goldcorp.com
  • Patrick Boileau, Project Manager, Goldcorp; ph: 807-627-7420, email: pboileau@windeau.com
Eligibility
No restrictions
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Applicable
Legal Status
(21) Other Regional Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 19, 2018

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