Lake Superior link transmission project
Learn about the environmental assessment process for a proposed transmission line between Lakehead Transformer Station and Wawa Transformer Station.
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On February 1, 2019 Hydro One Networks Inc. withdrew the terms of reference for this environmental assessment.
The Lake Superior link project was a plan to build a 230 kilovolt transmission line between Lakehead Transformer Station near Thunder Bay and Wawa Transformer Station near Wawa.
On January 31, 2019 the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines issued a directive to the Ontario Energy Board to amend NextBridge Infrastructure’s electricity transmission licence and allow it to proceed with the East-West Tie transmission project. This effectively ended Hydro One’s competitive bid to build the Lake Superior link project.
Hydro One Networks Inc.
Thunder Bay to Wawa
Antonia Testa, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Terms of reference: withdrawn
Date submitted: September 7, 2018
Expiry of public comment period: October 7, 2018
Withdrawl date: February 1, 2019
Terms of reference
On February 1, 2019 Hydro One withdrew its terms of reference for this project.
A terms of reference is part of the environmental assessment planning process required under the Environmental Assessment Act. An approved terms of reference serves as a framework for preparing an environmental assessment.