Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will be joining representatives from First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) and Flying Dust First Nation as they announce a SaskParty commitment to set-aside 20MW of solar power generation and 20MW of flare gas capture power generation for development by FNPA and its Members.

Brad Wall, Leader of the Saskatchewan Party, announced today that a re-elected Saskatchewan Party government would work with First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) towards securing a total of 40MW in renewable energy Set-Asides; 20MW solar and 20MW flare gas capture.

“This partnership will ensure that First Nations in our province are active participants in the economic benefits associated with the construction of clean energy generation in our province,” Premier Brad Wall said.

Since 2014, Flying Dust First Nation has worked with FNPA to develop 20MW of flare to power. Flare gas capture produces clean energy from gas vented or flared at a well site.

“As Indigenous peoples, Flying Dust has always taken our responsibility for the land very seriously. It is with great pride and all humility we announce the creation of the Flying Dust Power Corporation and the Flare Gas Power Generation Project,” said Flying Dust First Nation Chief Richard Gladue.

A 20MW Utility-Scale Solar Set-Aside is also part the FNPA partnership.

FNPA CEO, Leah Nelson Guay said, “FNPA is early in the process of advancing solar projects –these are a starting place. First Nation renewable energy provides a local economic solution to both climate change and new energy needs in Saskatchewan.”

Through its 20 First Nation Members and 43 Industry Members and a 10-year Master Agreement with SaskPower, FNPA represents a unique opportunity to have First Nations lead the path to renewable energy in Saskatchewan.

FNPA Chairman, Tribal Chief Felix Thomas explains, “First Nations see the inherent linkage to First Nation traditional values and the need to meet energy in an economic and environmentally sustainable way.”

FNPA works with First Nations in overcoming these challenges with objective expertise to produce better outcomes by reducing development risk and costs.

For more information please contact: Tracey Pascal, Membership and Communications Manager, FNPA, 306‐359‐3672, tpascal@fnpa.ca

Fast Facts:

  • 20 MW of flare gas capture power generation has the potential to power approximately 12,000
    homes each year.
  • 20 MW of solar power generation has the potential to power approximately 2,000 homes each year
    and will be an estimated 200 acres in size.
  • 20 MW of solar power generation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to
    removing up to 3,600 cars from the Province each year.
  • Flare gas capture power generation reduces greenhouse gas emissions in two ways – from the
    generation of power directly and from the reduction in vented or flared gas, a large source of
    emissions.
  • 20 MW of flare gas capture power generation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas
    emissions equal to removing up to 160,000 cars from the Province each year.

Source: https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/elections/sask-party-says-it-will-partner-with-fnpa-if-re-elected

Source: https://www.saskparty.com/premier_announces_partnership_with_first_nations_to_generate_clean_energy