Wapekeka First Nation
The Wapekeka Diesel Generating Station (DGS) has 3 Generators ranging from 410-1045 kW providing electrical power and distribution for the over 490 (2022) on-reserve residents of the remote, fly-in, Oji-Cree speaking community located in Northern Ontario on Angling Lake.
Drone image taken of the Hydro One Remotes diesel station and compound in Wapekeka First Nation, 2021.
Wapekeka’s new 1MW Generator (2020)
A few kilometers to the west of Wapekeka is the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. The two communities 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 connecting 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)
Wapekeka 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.
Wapekeka First Nation is a member of Shibogama First Nations Tribal Council: shibogama.on.ca
For more information on Wapekeka First Nation visit: here and wapekeka.ca