NextBridge Infrastructure (NextBridge) is a partnership between affiliates of NextEra Energy Canada, Enbridge Inc. and OMERS Infrastructure, established to participate in the Ontario transmission market. Collectively, the partnership submitted a proposal to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for the planning, development, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the East-West Tie (EWT) transmission project (the Project) in Northern Ontario. On August 7, 2013 NextBridge was designated by the OEB to develop the EWT line and to file a leave-to-construction application.

The Project is an approximately 450 km double-circuit 230 kilovolt transmission line from the Wawa Transformer Station (TS) to the Lakehead TS in the Municipality of Shuniah, near Thunder Bay, ON, with a connection approximately mid-way at the Marathon TS. The Project will also require new and improved access roads and temporary laydown and work areas.

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On April 17, 2019, NextBridge submitted an application for expropriation to the Ontario Energy Board and on May 28, 2019 the Ontario Energy Board issued a Notice of Application (Version francais ). The full application is available for download and viewing here . It is also available on the OEB website.

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