High Falls Development Partnership
(Lac LaCroix First Nation)
The High Falls Generating station will be a run-of-river hydroelectric facility located approximately 250km West of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The GS is located on the Namakan River within the traditional territory of the Lac LaCroix First Nation and will provide 24,000 MWh of reliable green electricity (enough to power approximately 2,800 homes) to both the community and North-Western Ontario. This project was one of the few renewable energy developments in North-Western Ontario to receive a Feed-In-Tariff contract from the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
The Lac La Croix First Nation is and continues to be involved in all aspects of project development; from the initial environmental and social studies, preliminary and final design, through to construction, and the eventual operation and ownership of the station. Development plans for this site have been substantially revised since the project was first proposed in 2009 with further details posted on the Partnership's website. Work is proceeding at full speed with a view to commission in the spring of 2015.
Development at High Falls is a partnership between GPC and Neguaquon Lake Hydro Developments Ltd.