Wuskwatim Dam Officially Operational

Developed by Wuskwatim Power Limited Partnership, the new hydroelectric facility officially commenced operations on July 5, 2012. The Wuskwatim Dam, ranked 13 in the 2011 Top 100 Projects, cost $1.37 billion to construct and it will deliver 200 megawatts of electricity onto Manitoba Hydro’s grid.

This dam was developed through a unique partnership between Manitoba Hydro and the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN). The partnership gives NCN a 33 per cent stake in the project, as well as economic and employment benefits. According to Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger “Wuskwatim marks a new chapter in northern hydroelectric development for Manitoba.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Manitoba Hydro

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