East-West Tie Transmission Line Project

The Project is a 450 kilometer, double-circuit, 230-kilovolt transmission line from the Wawa Transformer Station (TS) to the Lakehead TS in the Municipality of Shuniah, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, with a connection approximately mid-way at the Marathon TS.

Construction of the project began in September 2019 and was completed on March 31, 2022.

This vital energy infrastructure project is one of the largest investments into the Northwest’s electricity system in decades and provides access to energy to support new economic growth in the region for years to come.

Latest News:

On March 9, 2023 NextBridge, now operating as East-West Tie Limited Partnership, received our license and rate order from the Ontario Energy Board and the new form of license for the new Upper Canada Transmission 2, Inc., in its capacity as general partner of East-West Tie Limited Partnership.

NextBridge received its 2023 rate adjustment order under the Custom Incentive Rate-setting plan (“Application”) and pre-filed evidence in support of the Application to the Ontario Energy Board on November 24, 2022. You can view the order here.

On March 31, 2022, the East-West Tie Transmission Line Project went into service, providing reliable, long-term electricity to Ontario’s Northwest. Read more here.

Project Map

Project map  

Employment and Contracting Opportunities

NextBridge is committed to ensuring we support the local economy and provide as much employment to local workers as possible. Supercom Industries is managing all contracting and employment opportunities on behalf of NextBridge. Please visit the Supercom Industries website to learn about current opportunities and to register to keep up to date about future opportunities.

Have a question? Want to let NextBridge know about an issue? We want to hear from you. 

If you have questions about the project or if you have concerns, including unsafe conditions or activities, please contact the project email or hotline:

Or write to the Community Liaison at:
NextBridge Infrastructure
1 Pinewood Drive
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Canada

If you would like to submit a formal complaint, we ask that you please download this complaint form and submit it via email to info@nextbridge.ca or to the Community Liaison at the address above.

All submissions will be addressed following the NextBridge East-West Tie Complaint Protocol.