By Anthony Capkun
August 6, 2013 – The Province of Ontario says Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its partner, Coral Rapids Power—a wholly owned company of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN)—are moving forward to develop about 25MW of hydroelectric power through the construction of a generating station on New Post Creek near its outlet to the Abitibi River.
“OPG is proud of the commercial partnership we have built with TTN and other Ontario First Nations,” said Tom Mitchell, president and CEO, OPG. “We are one step closer to seeing our partnership create substantial benefits for TTN’s community and this region, including education and training, jobs, economic investment and an additional 25MW of clean, renewable hydropower.”
The project will include the construction of a generating station, a dam and powerhouse. Associated activities will include improvements to existing access roads, establishment of a construction site and the installation of a transmission line. Construction of the generating station will begin in 2014, which is expected to be in service by 2017.