Electrifying Ontario’s First Nations

October 13, 2016
TVO: The Agenda with Steve Paiken

Rolling blackouts. Power surges. Diesel spills. A maxed-out power system that stalls any new development. This is life off the provincial electrical grid. But for 17 of Ontario’s 25 remote First Nations communities, hope for reliable energy is coming in the form of the Wataynikaneyap power project: a $1.35 billion, 1,500 kilometre First Nations-owned transmission line that will extend the provincial grid to these remote reserves. The Agenda convenes a panel on the state of this project and what it will mean for energy-impoverished communities.

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