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  • Home | Watay Power
    first phase a new 300km transmission line will reinforce electricity supply into Pickle Lake The second phase will connect 16 First Nation communities north of Pickle Lake and Red Lake with an estimated 1500km of new transmission line The total estimated capital cost is 1 35 billion 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC estimates that the current cost of diesel generation for these 16 remote First Nations communities is 43 million per year and growing Building and operating transmission to these communities is expected to save 1 billion compared to continued diesel generation In addition the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project is estimated to create 769 jobs during construction and nearly 900 million in social value Wataynikaneyap Power has partnered with FortisOntario and RES Canada to develop and operate the transmission facilities The First Nations will remain majority owners and become 100 owners over time First Nation communities working together and controlling development of infrastructure within their traditional lands will be a catalyst for greater prosperity and economic self determination Our Story Please note this video will require updating over time Latest News Wataynikaneyap Initiating Environmental Assessment on Phase 2 Connecting 16 Remote First Nation Communities January 2016 Ontario Recognizes Unprecedented Partnership Between Wataynikaneyap Power

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  • About Us | Watay Power
    Nations in the construction and operation of the Transmission Line Provide a market for First Nation power generation initiatives Chiefs Mandates October 2008 13 Chiefs mandated steering committee to investigate transmission development and ownership Objective of connecting remote communities to the provincial grid to provide accessible and reliable energy February 2011 Expanded the mandate to include the transmission line discussions south of Pickle Lake October 2013 Expanded mandate to include connection of 5 Keewaytinook Okimakanak KO communities March 2015 Expanded mandate to include connection of Sandy Lake First Nation Partnership with FortisOntario and RES Canada In December 2014 Wataynikaneyap Power initiated a process to select a qualified transmission partner Through a competitive review of qualified proposals Wataynikaneyap Power selected the Fortis RES Partnership for exclusive negotiation and entered into a Partnership Agreement for the purpose of developing and operating the transmission facilities The Fortis RES Partnership will work with Wataynikaneyap Power to manage the Partnership and invest in the project while the 20 First Nations of Wataynikaneyap Power will remain majority owners and have the option to become 100 owners over time FortisOntario is an electric utility which owns and operates Canadian Niagara Power Inc Cornwall Street Railway Light Power Company Ltd and Algoma Power Inc serving a combined 64 000 customers located in Fort Erie Port Colborne Cornwall Gananoque and the Algoma District of northern Ontario FortisOntario also owns regulated transmission assets in the Niagara and Cornwall regions including an international interconnection between New York State and Fort Erie Ontario It has approximately 3 300 km of distribution and transmission lines FortisOntario is the only investor owned electricity distribution utility in the Province of Ontario FortisOntario is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc Fortis Fortis is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business with

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  • Project Background | Watay Power
    benefits can be downloaded HERE Wataynikaneyap Power s unique approach addresses First Nations needs by combining two phases first the grid reinforcement to Pickle Lake the second being the extension north to connect 16 remote off grid communities Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Preliminary Proposed corridor from Dinorwic south of Dryden to Pickle Lake Green Line on map Approximately 300 km Proposed 230 kV design Estimated cost of 200 million 2015 Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference Approved Construction start expected in Q2 2018 with completion in Q4 2019 Construction will not begin without a plan for connecting the Remote First Nations Communities Phase 2 Phase 2 Grid Connection to 16 Remote First Nations Communities Requires completion of Phase 1 Connection on 16 remote First Nations communties north of Red Lake and Pickle Lake Purple Lines on map The preliminary proposed corridor north of Pickle Lake is estimated to be 895 km of 115kV and 44kV transmission line The preliminary proposed corridor north of Red Lake is estimated to be 626km of 115kV and 44kV transmission line Estimated construction cost for Phase 2 is 1 15 million 2015 Separate Environmental Assessment EA for Phase 2 was initiated in

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  • Financial Feasibility | Watay Power
    this current state continued diesel generation the present value of avoided costs over 40 years is 3 4 billion The largest avoidable cost element is fuel this is also an input characterized by substantial cost volatility and environmental risks O M expenses are also significant Transmission Connection Case The estimated capital expenditure required to build the 1500km of transmission line to the 16 remote communities is 1 15 billion in constant 2015 dollars including HST The final routing will be selected on the basis of the results from additional engineering analyses as well as the outcome of community and stakeholder engagement processes Based on the assumptions described in PwC s report the net present value NPV of transmission costs including capital contributions plus the cost of purchased energy is 2 3 billion Comparison Transmission vs Continued Diesel Generation As can be seen below the estimated annual cost of diesel generation is expected to be much higher than the cost of transmission over the study period The table below shows the comparison of contninued diesel generation to transmission connection Based on the current state and forecast assumptions PwC estimates that developing and operating a transmission line connecting the 16 Wataynikaneyap remote

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  • Project Benefits | Watay Power
    s financial feasibility analysis which shows an estimated 1 0 billion in savings by quantifying the various environmental and social benefits associated with the project By quantifying these benefits PwC HDR is able to quantify the expected Sustainable Return on Investment SROI Over 40 years the Wataynikaneyap Power Project is estimated to result in over 6 6 million tonnes of avoided CO2 equivalent GHG emissions resulting in a social value of 472 million Air pollutants also have a significant impact to community health and local vegatation PwC HDR estimated the value of these avoided costs as 304 million and 35 millon respectivetly Finally accidental spills of diesel fuel can generate significant environmental damage and can be costly to remediate and there is always a risk of a significant spill occurring during transportation The estimated value of avoided spills is 21 million In total the Sustainable Return on Investment of the project is estimated at 1 9 billion Once operational the Wataynikaneyap Power Project will help alleviate load growth restrictions which hinder economic growth in the region Access to transmission infrastructure is a key component for natural resource development in Northwestern Ontario in particular the Far North Natural resource development mining

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  • Project Schedule | Watay Power
    proceed without a plan for Phase 2 Phase 2 Connection of 16 Remote First Nations communities Potential construction start in mid 2019 Remote community connections expected in 2022 with build out through to 2024 Click to Expand Copyright 2012 Wataynikaneyap

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  • Environmental Assessment | Watay Power
    environmental effects Recommendations for follow up monitoring Environmental Assessement Process Phase 1 Terms of Reference ToR The ToR is a roadmap for the provincial Environmental Assessment EA process and includes the environmental studies and engagement activities that will be followed by Wataynikaneyap during the EA The ToR describes Basic Project information and rationale for the Project EA regulatory and other permit requirements How the EA will be prepared Purpose of

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  • Contact | Watay Power
    McKay Council Chair CEO Windigo First Nation Council Phone 807 737 1585 Email fmckay windigo on ca Gerry McKay CEO Independent First Nations Alliance IFNA Phone 807 737 1902 Email gmckay ifna ca Geordi Kakepetum ED Keewaytinook Okimakanak Phone 807 735 1381 Email geordikakepetum knet ca Patrick Boileau Project Coordinator Wataynikaneyap Power Phone 807 627 7420 Email pboileau northvista ca Copyright 2012 Wataynikaneyap Power All rights reserved Powered by K

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