We are proud of the successes achieved by our business. And we are also pleased that the communities where we operate benefit from the economic success of our operations.
Some of the areas along TransCanada’s El Encino-Topolobampo pipeline route are home to some of the most isolated Indigenous communities in Mexico – where TransCanada has recognized a need for assistance. TransCanada recently installed solar panels in the remote community of San Elías, an Indigenous community of about 100 people. The investment will provide electricity for at least 25 years to some common areas and facilities such as the local health centre and community school. Read more at blog.transcanada.com.
In 2015, we paid $162 million in cash taxes and $517 million in property taxes to communities across North America. These taxes are used by communities to pay for schools, roads, hospitals and more. We also employ local staff, contributing jobs to the local economy.
We deliver more than just energy to the communities where we operate, and we are happy to play a role in making our communities a better place to live.