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  • PWC Updated Study Shows $1 billion in Estimated Savings by Connecting 16 Remote First Nations to the Transmission Grid | Watay Power
    remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario The connection of First Nations communities currently serviced by diesel generation forms part of the two phase Wataynikaneyap Power project a First Nations led initiative PWC has updated its 2014 Financial Feasibility Study reflecting The addition of Sandy Lake First Nation to the Wataynikaneyap group and this financial feasibility analysis now 16 communities A new fuel price forecast provided by the IESO Revised growth capital costs and applicable federal subsidies provided by AANDC Updated capital costs and project schedule information notably a revised in service date of January 1 2021 and Other updates such as updated cost of capital information from the Ontario Energy Board OEB 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 communities to the grid will result in a net present value of approximately 1 billion over continued diesel generation during the analysis period 2021 2060 Canada Ontario Ratepayers RRRP and communities would see significant savings from the project Due to confidentiality only an Excutive Summary of the PWC Financial Feasibility Report is

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/node/209 (2016-04-29)
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  • Environmental Assessment (EA) Workshops for New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake | Watay Power
    we need to consider and measure in the environmental assessment Wataynikaneyap has identified the following community workshops and information sessions Community Date Time Location Cat Lake First Nation Monday June 8 2015 9 00 a m to 4 00 p m Community Centre Slate Falls Nation Tuesday June 9 2015 9 00 a m to 4 00 p m Band Office Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Wednesday June 10 2015 4

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/node/208 (2016-04-29)
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  • Environmental Assessment commencing for the New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project | Watay Power
    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 Wataynikaneyap Power is now commencing the environmental assessment EA of the Project Please find below the Notice of Commencement of EA Click Here for Oji Cree Version Click Here for and Ojibway Version Click Below for English Version Copyright 2012 Wataynikaneyap

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/node/207 (2016-04-29)
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  • Wataynikaneyap Power ownership grows to 20 First Nation communities and project receives key approval | Watay Power
    our communities I would like to welcome both Sandy Lake First Nation and Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation as partners and shareholders in this unique and exciting project It is an honour to join the other First Nations on this very important and much needed infrastructure project says Sandy Lake Chief Bart Meekis Grid connection will bring many benefits to our community including the opportunity to develop renewable energy projects My community is pleased to be a part of Wataynikaneyap Power and to provide our support to the communities in the north says Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Chief Paul Watts A project of this magnitude will have a positive impact in the lives of First Nations for generations to come Further progress on the project was made as the Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change the Hon Glen Murray approved the Amended Terms of Reference for the new transmission line to Pickle Lake environmental assessment EA The approval a key milestone for the project now permits Wataynikaneyap Power to enter into the EA stage of the process The Amended Terms of Reference provides the framework for the EA studies and community engagement The Wataynikaneyap Power project has been identified as a priority in Ontario s 2013 Long Term Energy Plan The Ontario Power Authority OPA estimates the current cost of supplying power to remote communities at 90 million per year and growing Ontario electricity ratepayers and the federal government subsidize most of this cost The OPA estimates grid connection would result in approximately 1 billion in savings compared to continued diesel generation Grid connection would also generate significant socio economic benefits for the region and communities About Wataynikaneyap Power Wataynikaneyap Power is a First Nation led transmission company in partnership with Goldcorp aiming to design permit construct own and operate

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/node/206 (2016-04-29)
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  • Wataynikaneyap Power Updates Preliminary Business Plan | Watay Power
    a significant and complex undertaking but one that is worth pursuing Continued use of diesel generation to power remote First Nations communities is financially unsustainable and socially unacceptable Wataynikaneyap is moving forward with a mandate from eighteen communities based on their principles and expectations including First Nations ownership Wataynikaneyap s First Nations led structure in partnership with industry is unique unprecedented and a potential model for infrastructure development This Business

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/node/201 (2016-04-29)
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  • News | Watay Power
    Remote Electrification Readiness Program May 2014 Amended Terms of Reference March 2014 Wataynikaneyap supports Long Term Energy Plan priority to tie First Nations communities into the provincial electricity grid December 2013 Remote First Nations Initiate Local Distribution Company LDC Options Study December 2013 Wataynikaneyap Power signs memorandum of understanding MOU with AECOM October 2013 Wataynikaneyap Power Increases to 18 First Nations Communities October 2013 Wataynikaneyap Completes Financial Feasibility Study for

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  • News | Watay Power
    New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake May 2013 CCEG Releases Request for Expression of Interest and Qualifications REIQ to Partner on Wataynikaneyap Project April 2013 13 First Nations and Goldcorp sign ownership agreement and incorporate Wataynikaneyap Power April 2013 Wataynikaneyap Advances Transmission Corridor Analysis for Phase 2 Connection of Remote Communities April 2013 Holding Company Established to Represent 13 First Nations Communities February 2013 Wataynikaneyap hosts call in show on

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/frontpage?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • News | Watay Power
    First Nations with Billion Dollar Transmission Line October 2012 Notice of Commencement Draft EA Terms of Reference for Phase 1 September 2012 Environmental Assessment Draft Terms of Reference for Phase 1 Released September 2012 FedNor Funding Announcement to Support Establishing a First Nations Transmission Company May 2012 First Nations to Develop New Power Line to Replace Diesels February 2012 CCEG Newsletter March 2011 February 2012 CCEG Newsletter March 2010 February

    Original URL path: http://www.wataypower.ca/frontpage?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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