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While the Napanee Generating Station will be an essential component of Ontario’s future power system, it will also be a catalyst for economic development in the Greater Napanee area. Construction will create jobs and along with the purchase of goods and services will mean approximately 26% or $308 million will be spent in the Napanee, Kinston and Bellville area.
Permanent employment will create a further 24 long-term jobs, resulting in approximately $4 million in annual salaries, while annual spending is expected to contribute another $8.4 million to the local economy. NGS will contribute approximately $1 million annually in local taxes.
TC Energy is committed to facilitating opportunities for residents of the Greater Napanee area for employment, contracting and supplier opportunities created by the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the NGS.
The construction trades positions will be hired as required by TC Energy’s General Contractor through local union halls. In addition to these positions, TC Energy and its General Contractor will be offering a limited number of Management Site positions as outlined below. These positions will be advertised as they become available.
As part of our commitment to provide opportunities for local people to benefit from the NGS project, TC Energy has partnered with Cambrian College, Sudbury to offer three eligible high school graduating students from the Greater Napanee area and surrounding First Nations communities with Power Engineering Scholarships. Along with required practical experience, these courses will help the recipients obtain a Class 3 license, the minimum required by TC Energy. Two of the scholarships will go to students residing in the Greater Napanee area, with first priority going to residents of Greater Napanee, followed by residents of Lennox and Addington County, and one to a First Nations student.
TC Energy has entered into a Community Host Agreement that will provide the Town of Greater Napanee with $2 million in community project funding over the next 20 years. The Agreement also includes a set of benefits and commitments associated with TC Energy’s Napanee Generating Station (NGS). To apply for community project funding visit the Town of Greater Napanee website.
The Community Development Committee – a Committee comprised of two representatives from TC Energy and two from the Town of Greater Napanee – has now awarded the first grants from the $2 million TC Energy Community Development Fund.
Each grant is unique but meets both the community priorities identified in the Napanee District Community Foundation’s Vital Signs study and aligns with one or more of TC Energy’s corporate focus areas: safety, community and environment. Details on each grant are outlined below.
With this funding, there is still approximately $160-$225,000 available from the $400,000 Community Development Fund allocated to this term of Council.
The Community Bike Shop collects used bicycles, repairs them and redistributes free of charge to anyone in need. The funding will assist the organization in purchasing bike parts, lubricants, tools and will also provide helmets to children.
J.J. O’Neill Elementary School provides quality education to children in Napanee and the surrounding area. The grant will help to replace basketball nets and install a play structure in the school’s open concept yard, which is available for neighbourhood use after school hours.
This organization assists and supports clients, caregivers and families living with life threatening illnesses and offers bereavement care after loss. The grant will help to create local drop-in support groups and enhance existing family support programs.
This service group works together for the benefit of the community, and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International. The awarded funding will aid in the development of an accessible playground at Rotary Park, which is a focal point of activity and healthy living for children of all ages.
In addition to the community funding commitment, other key highlights of the Agreement include:
Also, to ensure communication and engagement between TC Energy and the community, a Community Liaison Committee, comprised of members from the community, and a Construction Coordination Committee involving the Town, County and Township staffs and applicable agencies involved in NGS will also be established.
We recognize the importance of engaging our neighbours, communities and others in our projects.
By developing positive, long term relationships with Aboriginal communities, we conduct business while respecting community interests.
The Napanee Generating Station will provide contracting and employment opportunities to qualified local and Aboriginal businesses and individuals near the proposed project.
The proposed Napanee Generating Station is a 900-megawatt (MW), combined cycle, natural gas-fuelled electricity generating station located in the Town of Greater Napanee, County of Lennox and Addington, in Ontario.
The Napanee Generating Station will be designed as a flexible system resource able to be started and stopped daily and to vary its output to bridge the gap between Ontario’s electricity demand and the other available generating resources.