CASES Partnership: Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security

The Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES) Partnership is an international research initiative involving 17 northern and Indigenous communities and public and private sector project partners from Canada, Alaska, Sweden, and Norway.

Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, the overarching goal of the CASES initiative is to reimagine energy security in northern and Indigenous communities by co-creating and brokering the knowledge, understanding, and capacity to design, implement and manage renewable energy systems that support and enhance social and economic values.

The CASES Partnership facilitates the sharing of experience so that not all communities have to experience the same challenges or recreate solutions, thereby expediting the learning experience and accelerating renewable energy innovation.

Our unique knowledge sharing platform will enhance community capacity by providing best-in-class examples and ‘how to’ instructions for northern and Indigenous communities to pursue community energy planning, assess and prioritize local energy needs, and ensure sustainable transition.

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“This program is timely and essential. PBCN is excited to share in the training of future leaders who will develop new capacity for energy autonomy in northern communities and enhance the quality of life for Canada’s northern and Indigenous communities.”
— Chief Peter A. Beatty, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

“Students trained in energy security through this program will lead the energy transition in Indigenous communities across Canada.”
— Jordan Peterson, Deputy Grand Chief & Vice President Gwich’in Tribal Council

Master of Sustainability

Our mission is to empower a network of northern, Indigenous, remote, and career professionals through distance education and purpose driven practical experience to lead sustainable community energy development.

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