Wataynikaneyap Power LP is the owner and operator of a new transmission system that is being constructed in northwestern Ontario to reinforce part of the existing transmission system and to connect certain remote First Nations communities to the provincial electricity transmission system.
he new transmission system comprising the Line to Pickle Lake and Remote Connections Lines is expected to come into service in stages, in 2022 and 2023. The Line to Pickle Lake is expected to come into service in April 2022, and the initial segments of the Remote Connection Lines are expected to come into service between April and October 2022.
Wataynikaneyap Power LP has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to establish electricity transmission rates effective April 1, 2022, and to charge Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. a fixed charge effective May 1, 2022. If the application is approved as filed, the monthly bill of a typical residential customer in Ontario and a typical general service customer in Ontario would increase by the following amounts:
|Residential 750 kWh||$0.36 per month|
|General Service less than 50kW||$0.97 per month|
Any change to the provincial transmission rate will cause a change to the delivery line on all electricity bills for all electricity customers in Ontario – both residential and business.