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Wataynikaneyap Power

Background
North Vista is a key advisor to Wataynikaneyap Power, a partnership between 22 First Nation communities and FortisOntario. Wataynikaneyap Power is a First Nation led company developing 1800km of new transmission lines to  connect remote First Nation communities currently served by diesel generation.  The $1.35 billion project is currently in the development phase, with expected construction start in 2019. The company's objective is to provide reliable and affordable power to residents, businesses, and industry in the region, while realizing opportunities for First Nations.

Patrick Boileau was on the Board of Directors of Wataynikaneyap Power and currently serves as Project Manager.

Location
Far North Ontario

Project Cost
$1.35 billion

Estimated Completion
2023

Info
www.wataypower.ca


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Red Lake Gas Pipeline Project

Background
North Vista’s team worked with Goldcorp Red Lake Goldmines, the Municipality of Red Lake, Union Gas, and the federal/provincial government to develop the Red Lake Gas Pipeline Project. The two-phase project consisted of over 104km of 8, 4, and 2-inch pipeline to provide natural gas service to Goldcorp’s Red Lake gold mines, as well as the businesses and residents of the Municipality of Red Lake.

The Municipality of Red Lake was one of Ontario’s largest municipalities without natural gas service. With the project now in service, Union Gas estimates that consumers in Red Lake can save 50 to 70 per cent compared to electricity, fuel oil and propane. In addition, the pipeline enables the future development of natural gas power generation in the region.

Location
Northwestern Ontario / Municipality of Red Lake

Project Cost
$40 million

Completion
October 2012

Info
www.uniongas.com/newsroom/2012/October-30-2012


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Prince Wind Energy Project

Background
The Prince Wind Energy Project was the first commercial wind farm in Northern Ontario. When it began operation in November 2006, it also became Canada’s largest wind farm, with 126 wind turbine generators and a combined installed capacity of 189 megawatts (MW).

Construction started in September 2005 and was completed just 15 months later in November 2006. At peak construction, the project employed more than
 300 individuals, including contractors and sub-contractors.

David Boileau led the development of the Prince Wind Energy Project, which is now owned by the Brookfield Renewable Power Fund.

Location
Northwestern Ontario / Sault Ste. Marie

Project Cost
$400 million

Completion
November 2006

Info
www.brookfieldpower.com/_Global/5/documents/relatedlinks/730.pdf

 


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Wild Rose Wind Project

Background
In 2005, David Boileau’s company, West WindEau Inc. purchased the Alberta assets of Superior Wind. Two wind farms located in SE Alberta, Wild Rose 1 and 2 (400 MW potential) were developed to the permitting stage and sold in August 2007 to Naturener Canada, a Spanish based developer of wind and waterpower projects.

Location
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Project Cost
$400 million

Completion
Estimated: 2014 (1) / 2015 (2)

Info
http://www.naturener.net/wildrose1
http://www.naturener.net/wildrose2


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Valerie Falls Generating Station

Background
David Boileau was a partner in the development and ownership of the 10 MW Valerie Falls Generating Station, located on the Seine River near Atikokan, Ontario. The project is now owned by Great Lakes Power Inc. (Brookfield Renewable Energy Group).The power produced by the plant is sold under the terms of a 50-year power purchase agreement to the Ontario Electrical Finance Corporation (successor company to the former Ontario Hydro).

Location
Northwestern Ontario / Atikokan

Project Cost
$23 million

Completion
1994

Info
www.seineriverwmp.com/valeriefalls.html