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Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Invasive zebra mussels at our #hydro stations have met their match w/ safe & environmentally friendly UV treatment:…

Wed Jan 18 20:14:37

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Wed Jan 18 18:39:18

Great story about the fantastic work by @TWC_Wildlife to help protect local #wildlife.

Wed Jan 18 16:43:18
Workers at the construction site for the Peter Sutherland Senior Generating Station

​Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station

OPG and Coral Rapids Power Corporation, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation, are partners in building a new 28 megawatt hydroelectric generating station on the Abitibi River. The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station is located about 90 km north of the Town of Smooth Rock Falls, and will provide enough renewable electricity to power up to 25,000 homes.

Named after a respected community elder, the new station will use a portion of the water flowing down New Post Creek by transporting water 250 metres from the intake via a penstock (large pipe) on the Abitibi River. The remaining water will continue to flow over the falls to restore its original beauty.

More than 200 people are working on this clean power project, including 39 Indigenous individuals. In addition, Indigenous contractors have supplied $30 million dollars worth of goods and services to the project.

The $300 million dollar project, which is on schedule and without lost time incidents, is expected to be completed in 2018.