Welcome to Five Nations Energy Inc. (FNEI). FNEI is the Corporation behind the Omushkego Ishkotayo Project (Western James Bay Transmission Line Project), a 270 km long transmission line that services the remote Communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan. FNEI also supplies power to a line that connects the De Beers Canada Victor Diamond Mine project north of Attawapiskat.
FNEI is one of five licensed electricity transmitters in Ontario; and is also the only Indigenous owned electricity transmission company in Canada, as well as in Ontario. Download a map of the transmission line below or click to view it.
As an employer, FNEI provides a challenging and supportive work environment that recognizes the value of each employee’s contributions, and encouraging them to reach their full potential and achieve excellence in carrying out their responsibilities.
A new Chief Executive Officer was hired in January, 2016. FNEI employs two Substation Electrician Apprentices, members from Attawapiskat, and Moose Cree, First Nations; an Administrative Assistant from Moose Cree First Nation, a Secretary/Receptionist from Fort Albany First Nation. FNEI also employs an Operations Manager, who is a professional in substation work and maintenance, and worked in electricity transmission and hails from Russia. There are three Journeymen/Substation Electricians, two whom are members of Moose Cree, and Winisk, First Nations! One of these Electricians has been promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in the summer of 2018!