OPG, northeastern Ontario First Nation hydroelectric project comes online
Plant is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation, Taykwa Tagamou Nation
Ontario Power Generation says a new hydroelectric plant in the northern part of the province is now online, and the First Nation it has partnered with stands to benefit.
In a written release issued Friday, OPG announced the completion of the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station on New Post Creek. The project is a partnership between the provincial power company and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by the Taykwa Tagamou Nation, near Cochrane.
"There have been many benefits for our community including good paying jobs, transferable skills and a long term revenue stream."
The generating station, which is located about 80 kilometres north of Smooth Rock Falls, near where New Post Creek meets the Abitibi River, is named after a respected elder of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. It generates 28 megawatts of power for the provincial grid, according to OPG.
The project was finished ahead of schedule and on-budget, OPG said.
According to Friday's announcement, the project cost around $300 million.