Hydroelectric project in northern Ontario expected to create 100 new jobs

Global News

TORONTO – The province says a project involving Ontario Power Generation and a Cree power company will create up to 100 new construction jobs in northern Ontario.

The government says that the New Post Creek hydroelectric project about 180 kilometres north of Timmins will produce approximately 25 megawatts of hydroelectric power.

Plans for construction include a generating station, a dam and a powerhouse near New Post Creek’s outlet to the Abitibi River as well as improvements to local access roads and other infrastructure development.

Coral Rapids Power is a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation, and the province says the project is part of a provincial goal to increase First Nation and Metis participation in energy projects.

Construction will begin in 2014 and is expected to be functioning by 2017.

The province says that the project will build on the expertise of recent northern Ontario projects like the Lower Mattagami…

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