Spring 2017 Newsletter now available!
The latest New Post Creek Project newsletter is now available. You can view and download a copy on the Newsletter page, and printed copies are available from Wayne Ross. This newsletter includes lots of pictures of the construction process and the completed project, check it out!
The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station is now commissioned. This means that all of the major components of the project are operating as planned and the project is ready to generate renewable zero emission electricity, and revenue for the project owners. This is a major accomplishment, and was completed ahead of schedule and below budget.
The last few months have seen substantial work to achieve this advanced schedule, and overall each step of the process has gone smoothly.
The head pond on New Post Creek has been filled with water, the penstock to carry water from New Post Creek to the generating station were tested and water is now flowing through the generators. Additional fish habitat was created on the Abitibi River and final permits and approvals have been received for all items. In addition, the project was completed without a single lost time incident; an impressive safety record due to the efforts of all involved in the project.
Taykwa Tagamou Nation members were workers on the project and partners on a number of major contracts worth more than $50 million, and combined with a number of training opportunities, many members have gained new skills and capacity. As important is the long term revenues that TTN will earn from its equity share in this project, a source of revenue for decades into the future, and an ownership share of a major hydroelectric generating station in TTN’s Traditional Territory.
The project team will be hosting open house at TTN and in Moosonee in May (final date to be announced later). Watch for our upcoming final project newsletter later this spring!
The Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) has now released a Consultation Protocol. The new Consultation Protocol outlines how meaningful consultation on development projects and decisions can take place between the Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), the Crown, and proponents. To view the Protocol, please visit the TTN website.
Coral Rapids Power is a company wholly owned by the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. Coral Rapids Power has been given a mandate to explore and develop hydroelectric opportunities within the Traditional Territory of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. At this time, Coral Rapids Power has entered into a Partnership with Ontario Power Generation Inc. for the purpose of planning, constructing and operating an approximately 28 MW run of the river hydroelectric generation facility on New Post Creek.
This project will help Ontario meet its goals of increasing its supply of electricity generated by renewable sources. According to the Ontario Power Authority, Ontario plans to increase its supply of hydroelectric power from 7,800 MW by almost 40% by 2025, which will require significant investments in many new projects.
This project also provides the Taykwa Tagamou Nation with a long term investment opportunity for a sustainable economic base for the community, and will provide spin off benefits for the entire region. Coral Rapids Power will also pursue other hydroelectric projects in the Traditional Territory of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation.