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North of Dryden - Community Engagement

An Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) has been developed for this region. The IESO used the IRRP process to identify options. Municipal engagement and Aboriginal consultation were conducted in the development of the plan. Proponents of the two proposed initiatives are responsible for further engagement on these projects.

The IRRP proposes two initiatives to meet the near-term electricity needs north of Dryden:

  1. building a new 230 kV transmission line from the Dryden / Ignace area to Pickle Lake
  2. upgrading the existing transmission lines from Dryden to Ear Falls and from Ear Falls to Red Lake.

The estimated cost of these projects during the planning period is about $124 million. Together these projects increase the Pickle Lake subsystem's ability to meet demand from 24 MW to up to 160 MW, and more than double the Red Lake subsystem's ability to meet demand, taking it from 61 MW to 130 MW.

Date/Agenda ​Activities ​Expected Actions
​June 18-26, 2014North of Dryden Consultation Presentation
​November 21, 2013 Webinar to discuss the Draft North of Dryden IRRP. Note to listen to archived session, you must register as a user.
2011-2014 Aboriginal Consultation & Municipal Engagement