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Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project (Pickle Lake Transmission Project)
Transmission Line
Miles: 1,800.0
Project Cost (M US$): $•••••••••••••
Percent Operating: 0.0% (0.0000 of 1800.0 mi.)
Segments Operating: 0 of 2

Description: Phase one, a 300-km transmission line slated for completion by the end of 2015, would reinforce electricity transmission to Pickle Lake – including Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine.

Phase two would extend power north of Pickle Lake to connect ten remote First Nation communities.

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Companies Involved:
Company NameCompany Role
Wataynikaneyap Power •••••••••••••
FortisBC •••••••••••••
Valard Construction •••••••••••••
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. •••••••••••••
Wataynikaneyap Power •••••••••••••
FortisBC •••••••••••••
Wataynikaneyap Power •••••••••••••
Aecom •••••••••••••
Valard Construction •••••••••••••
Deutsche Bank •••••••••••••
Goldcorp •••••••••••••
13 First Nations •••••••••••••
PowerTel •••••••••••••
Fortis Inc. •••••••••••••
Goldcorp •••••••••••••
Golder Associates •••••••••••••
Pickle Lake - Dinorwic (Phase 1)230 kV186.0 miUnder Construction
North of Red Lake (Phase 2)115 kV994.0 miPre-Construction - Chosen Route
10/18/2013Wataynikaneyap, Aecom partner for new transmission line construction in Northwestern Ontario
4/11/2013Transmission line project takes another step forward
4/4/201313 First Nations and Goldcorp sign ownership agreement and incorporate Wataynikaneyap Power