Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake/KI)
The Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) Diesel Generating Station (DGS) has 4 Generators ranging from 400-1000 kW providing electrical power and distribution for the over 1100 (2022) on-reserve residents of the remote, fly-in, Oji-Cree speaking community located in Northern Ontario on beautiful Big Trout Lake.
Inside the Diesel Generating Station in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; It is one of the oldest
diesel stations in service, but is known for its strong reliability largely through the efforts of one
of our long time local operators.
A few kilometers to the east of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is the community of Wapekeka. The two First Nations are connected by an access road, and in 2019 Hydro One Remotes worked together with the communities to build the first distribution “tie-line” in the Far North that connected their off-grid electrical systems. This interconnection allows for the sharing of energy between the communities which has improved reliability and enabled both communities to grow.
Construction team working on the “Tie Line” connecting Wapekeka and KI (2019)
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation is a member of the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project and is expected to be grid connected in 2024. Visit wataypower.ca for project details.
For more information on Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation visit: here and bigtroutlake.firstnation.ca
KI is a member of Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA): ifna.ca