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Lower Mattagami Project starts operating

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Compiled by Shari Narine







A new 67 MW-unit at Little Long Generating Station, part of the Lower Mattagami Project, is now generating clean, renewable, emissions-free electricity ahead of schedule and on budget. The project is a unique partnership between the Moose Cree First Nation and Ontario Power Generation, in which the First Nation has 25 per cent equity interest. “This project has enabled our First Nation to establish a strong economic foundation to build on in the years ahead,” said Moose Cree First Nation Chief Norm Hardisty Jr. in a news release. The entire Lower Mattagami Project is tracking on schedule and on budget. By the time work is completed in 2015, the capacity of the Lower Mattagami plants will have increased to 924 MW from 486 MW. At peak construction, the project employed about 1,600 workers, including more than 250 First Nation and Métis individuals.