Northeast has a pipeline of shovel-ready and shovel-worthy infrastructure projects to rebuild, reinforce and improve communities and First Nations in Ontario.
The Nipigon LNG Project is a public-private investment with the Government of Ontario in critical infrastructure, providing cleaner, more affordable and more reliable energy to communities, First Nations and businesses in northern Ontario. Pipeline natural gas will be liquefied at a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility located near Nipigon, Ontario.
LNG will be transported to LNG depots located within communities or at remote businesses, stored locally, vaporized back to natural gas and delivered by pipelines to replace more expensive and carbon-intensive energy sources for heating and power generation.
We are committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 by progressively originating our gas supply from regional sources of renewable natural gas (RNG), which aligns with the goals of the Government of Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The LNG Facility will have the capacity to produce and deliver enough energy to heat 37,500 homes, and is designed to accommodate growth.
Project financing includes a confirmed grant of $27 million from the Government of Ontario through the Natural Gas Grant Program. Nipigon LNG’s private-sector funding partners are long-term stable investors, who seek to generate a positive environmental and social impact plus a return on capital aligned with Ontario Energy Board guidelines intended to protect the public interest.
The Project will be available for commercial operation in fall 2021.
- Sustainable—Shifts energy consumption away from high-carbon, resource-intensive and polluting sources of energy, providing net benefits for households and businesses
- Innovative—A revenue-generating model that leverages a public-private partnership to deliver community-critical infrastructure to those that need it most
- Flexible—Scalable and adaptable to population trends, climate change, consumption patterns and retirement/replacement of legacy energy systems
- Inclusive—Maximizes the participation of proximate communities and First Nations
- Aligned—Consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide more affordable, efficient, inclusive and cleaner infrastructure
The following community-critical projects are in development to drive immediate job creation, sustainable economic growth, environmental benefits, resiliency and affordability.
|Combined Heat and Power||Combined heat and power (CHP) for a new housing development, including a community centre and institutional buildings, to create a resiliency hub.|
|District Energy||Integration of tri-generation (electricity, heating and cooling) in a municipal “eco-zone” to allow businesses to share energy resources for sustainable development.|
|Microgrid||Network of microgrids in Northern communities that include generation from diesel/LNG, photovoltaics and wind and battery storage to reduce emissions and improve energy security.|
|Rooftop Solar||Network of residential rooftop solar photovoltaic systems combined with lithium-ion batteries and controls to reduce grid bottlenecks and increase resilience.|
|Energy Storage||Large-scale compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility for heat, cooling and power using off-peak electricity.|
|Biomethane||Co-operative collection and bio-digestion of organics to create biomethane and generation of carbon-neutral electricity or injection in the gas distribution system for carbon-neutral heating.|
|Water/Wastewater||Integration of on-site grey water treatment in a commercial/institutional building campus.|
|Wetland Remediation||Rehabilitation of wetlands as part of a regional stormwater conveyance and management system.|
|Flood Mitigation||Mid-scale structural flood mitigation, including active monitoring of river ice and design and construction of a community flood diversion system.|
|Electric Vehicles||Regional electric-car-share program and electric service stations, where municipal employees use the electric vehicles during work hours and the vehicles are also made available to external users in the community.|
|Local Airport||Upgrades of local airport to support essential air service (air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response) as well as scheduled, charter and corporate air services.|
|Short-Line Rail||Track upgrades and crossing improvements to a short-line rail system to increase load capacity and train travel speeds, improving overall cost-effectiveness.|
|All-Season Road||Design, construction and maintenance of a permanent all-season road in northern Ontario to replace a network of ice roads and permanently connect remote communities and resource companies to the provincial highway system.|
|Broadband||Co-operative broadband project that offers flexible, lower-cost, high-performance residential broadband access in northern and rural Ontario.|
|Cybersecurity||Commercialization of a municipally developed Cyber Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS), so utilities can maintain system integrity and regulatory compliance.|