The Waasigan Transmission Line is a proposed new double-circuit 230 kilovolt transmission line between Lakehead Transformer Station (TS) in the Municipality of Shuniah and Mackenzie TS in the Town of Atikokan, and a new single-circuit 230 kilovolt transmission line between Mackenzie TS and Dryden TS in the City of Dryden. Demand for more electricity is anticipated as early as the mid-2020s, and we are undertaking the development work now, including an environmental assessment, so we are ready to support the region’s electricity needs.
Mining and forestry play a key role in driving economic growth in the northwest. According to the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission’s 2021 mining readiness report, mining-related electricity demand in the northwest is expected to increase 180% over the next five years. Waasigan will bring an additional 350 megawatts of power to the region, enough to supply approximately 11 new average mining operations.
View our interactive map showing the project area and the alternatives routes identified for the project. A preferred route will be selected during the environmental assessment following an evaluation of the alternative routes.
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