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First new unit on Lower Mattagami Project generating power


January 21, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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January 21, 2014 – A new 67MW unit at Little Long Generating Station—part of the Lower Mattagami Project—is now operational, ahead of schedule and on budget, reports Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

Located about 80 km north of Kapuskasing, the Lower Mattagami Project is a partnership between OPG and the Moose Cree First Nation, which will have up to a 25% equity interest in the project.

“This project has changed the economic landscape of the Moose Cree First Nation and the surrounding area,” said Moose Cree First Nation chief, Norm Hardisty Jr. “It is environmentally sustainable and has created many economic opportunities, including hundreds of jobs for our citizens, as well as other Ontarians.”