Wataynikaneyap Power

Wataynikaneyap Power

August 03, 2016 09:20 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wataynikaneyap Power to Announce Additional First Nations Participation in Historic First Nations-Led Transmission Project

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 3, 2016) -

WHAT: A press conference formally recognizing two additional First Nations communities joining the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project and photo opportunity.
Less than a week after the Ontario Government's decision to prioritize and designate Wataynikaneyap Power (WP) to connect remote First Nation communities that currently rely on diesel power to the province's electricity grid, Wataynikaneyap Power will formally approve two additional First Nations as equal owners in the First Nations-led power project.
WHERE: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre (Embassy Ballroom)
555 West Arthur Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 5R5
WHEN: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 from 1:30PM-2:30PM (formal approval and photo opportunity at approx. 1:30 and press conference to follow at 2pm)
WHO: Margaret Kenequanash, Chair of Wataynikaneyap Power
Eliezar Mckay, Chair of First Nation Limited Partnership
Scott Hawkes, President of Wataynikaneyap Power
Plus 2 First Nation Chiefs joining WP

About Wataynikaneyap Power:

Wataynikaneyap Power is owned by 20 First Nations communities, FortisOntario, and RES. The partnership will develop new transmission facilities to connect remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario, currently powered by diesel generation, which has become financially unsustainable, environmentally risky, and inadequate to meet community needs. More information about Wataynikaneyap Power can be found at www.wataypower.ca.

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