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First generating station of hydroelectric project complete – Northern Ontario Business


The Lower Mattagami hydroelectric redevelopment project has reached a milestone, completing the 67 megawatt (MW) Little Long generating station, the first of four station upgrades in the multi-year, $2.6-billion project. After going online in mid-January, its total output is now 205 MW.

The project is a partnership between Moose Cree First Nation and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), which gives the Moose Cree a 25 per cent stake in the project. Job creation, employment and the involvement of local businesses are all additional benefits of the project.

“The Lower Mattagami project is an historic project which is the result of a solid partnership between the Moose Cree First Nation and Ontario Power Generation,” Moose Cree Chief Norm Hardisty Jr. said in a news release.

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