A trio of companies will partner with the Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam (ITUM) on the proposed development and construction of a series of wind projects, located on the traditional territory of the Uashaunnuat people.
The projects, which represent a potential investment of more than $1 billion, will enable the creation of approximately 300 jobs during the construction phase and 30 jobs once the facilities are operational, in addition to generating royalties.
The partners that ITUM has joined are Northland Power Inc., Guodian United Power Technology Corp. Ltd., and Transelec Common Inc.
‘We view these projects as a very important development tool for our community,’ says Chief Georges-Ernest GrÃ©goire, in a statement. ‘We are constantly seeking ways of diversifying our economy, and we believe that the members of the community will draw maximum benefit from these sustainable development projects.’