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Beausoleil First Nation receives funding to improve power supply to Christian Island –

July 27, 2022

The aging single-phase cable currently supplying power to the island will be replaced

The aging single-phase submarine cable currently supplying power to Beausoleil First Nation is set to be replaced, thanks to funding from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

In mid-July, the IESO announced that 47 communities would be receiving a combined $4.8 million through its Indigenous energy supports program.

“This funding supports the development of renewal energy generation, training and skills development and energy efficiency opportunities,” said Andrew Dow, a spokesperson for the IESO.

“Really what it’s ultimately about is helping Indigenous communities achieve their economic, environmental and sustainability objectives, whatever they may be.”

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