OPG signs settlement with First Nation community
TORONTO, ONT-Ontario Power Generation (OPG) the Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN) and have signed an agreement that resolves past impacts in the Lac Seul First Nation traditional territory and could lead to a commercial relationship between the LSFN and OPG. The settlement addresses the impacts of the Root River diversion project and the generating stations at Ear Falls and Manitou Falls. John Murphy, OPG executive vice-president, hydro, said the agreement "is a model to facilitate the construction of new clean, renewable hydro power through a partnership between OPG and the Lac Seul First Nation." A new hydroelectric plant currently being constructed at the Ear Falls site will add over 12 megawatts (MW) of renewable supply to northern Ontario.