Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY), and Hydro One, have brought forth a solution to see the Niagara Reinforcement Line (NRL) completed in exchange for long-term value for the Six Nations Community.
NGRDC proposed a three-phase bundled solution to ENERGY and Hydro One. Each phase is conditional upon the acceptance of the entire bundle. The phase include:
1) Energize: Hydro One is committed to offering a contract opportunity to SNGRDC’s joint venture with the Aecon Group –A6N Utilities (A6N), to complete the remaining NRL transmission work.
2) Acquire: Equity Ownership in the Line – SNGRDC will acquire up to a 25% ownership in the line for approx. $13 million which will be financed using an Aboriginal Loan Guarantee from the province of Ontario.
3) Optimize: In addition, ENERGY will grant a Renewable Energy capacity set-aside to Six Nations of the Grand River, to be used by SNGRDC on behalf of Six Nations, for up to 300 megawatts of new projects within the region, if further renewable generation is needed in the future.
UPDATE: The NRL Bundled Solution was approved by Six Nations Elected Council on February 20, 2018 and will be pursued by SNGRDC on behalf of the SIx Nations Communtiy. The Final Engagement Report, all SNEC resolutions, SNGRDC Motions as well as the NRL Path Forward have been posted to this site as a matter of historical record.
Please Note: This section includes the most recent/updated information regarding the project. Based on community engagement feedback at the time of engagement, project updates may differ.
The Niagara Reinforcement Line reached commercial operation in September 2019. It is capable of producing 230KV of energy. Niagara Reinforcement LP is a partnership between Hydro One Networks Inc., Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation, and the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (25% ownership).
SNGRDC is actively working on Phase 3 “Optimize” of the bundled solution.