ONTARIO NEWS

Hydro One begins Northwest Bulk line process

Thunder Bay, Ontario: Hydro One announced the start April 24 of its community engagement and environmental assessment on a proposed 230 kV transmission line that will bolster power supply between Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Dryden. Formerly referred to as the Northwest Bulk Transmission Line, the Waasigan Transmission Line is expected to support economic growth, increase available power and improve reliability in northwestern Ontario.

          Waasigan is an Ojibwe word meaning “bringing power” and it was selected by the company with local Indigenous community members, in recognition of the traditional territories the line will cross.

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