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Can FNPA transform the energy industry?

By |2019-12-09T02:48:36+00:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

After hundreds of years of outside governments and industry cashing in on Indigenous lands and resources with few benefits reciprocated, one organization is setting new precedent that could transform the energy industry. Armed with the backing of dozens of First Nation members and corporate partnerships, an initiative to create renewable energy projects led by Indigenous [...]

Door opens in Alberta for Indigenous inclusion

By |2019-12-09T02:52:55+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

First Nations Power Authority president and CEO Guy Lonechild is confident the Alberta government’s soon-to-be-operational Indigenous Opportunities Corporations (AIOC) will give Indigenous communities the step-up they need to invest in large-scale clean energy projects. “This government has taken some very bold steps to ensure that Albertans get back to work and that there is some… [...]

FNPA 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum 2019

By |2019-12-09T02:46:37+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

Treaty No.6, (Edmonton, AB)…First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) is pleased to host the 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum at River Cree Resort at Enoch Cree Nation on November 19 & 20th, 2019. This year will mark FNPA’s 2nd Annual Chairman’s Gala where attendees will hear from the Government of Alberta’s Minister Rick Wilson, Indigenous Relations provide [...]

Cowessess Solar Project

By |2019-11-11T15:40:11+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cowessess First Nation, Set Aside, Utility scale|

Cowessess First Nation Solar Project Background FNPA is currently working with Cowessess Fiest Nation to develop 10 MW solar farm near Regina.  RFI process with Elemental Energy is initiated on March 19, 2018.  Project Owner: Cowessess First Nation Type: Solar Size: 10MW Industry Partner: Elemental Energy [...]

Pesakastew Solar Project

By |2019-11-11T15:40:11+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: George Gordon First Nation, Set Aside, Starblanket Cree Nation, Utility scale|

Pesakastew Solar Project  Solar Project Background The Pesâkâstêw Solar Project is a 10 MW solar farm in development in the Rural Municipality of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, approximately 4 km southwest of the city of Weyburn on land with low environmental sensitivity. The project is set to be operational by 2020, supplying clean energy to [...]

Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation

By |2019-11-11T15:40:12+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Scale, Projects|

Fond Du Lac Denesuline Nation 2015 Background In 2015, FNPA partnered with Fond du Lac to develop a rooftop solar project for their school. FNPA assisted the community in accessing funding from the INAC ecoEnergy Program, the SaskPower Net-Metering Program, and Western Economic Diversification. The project was 64 kW in size [...]

Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation

By |2019-11-11T15:40:12+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Scale, Projects|

Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation 2015 Background In 2015, FNPA partnered with Hatchet Lake to develop a rooftop solar project for their schools. FNPA assisted the community with accessing funding from the INAC ecoEnergy Program, the SaskPower Net-Metering Program, and Western Economic Diversification. The project was 64 kW in size and provides [...]

16 KW Solar Demonstration Project Swift Current

By |2019-11-11T15:40:12+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Scale, Projects|

16 KW Solar Demonstration Project Swift Current, 2014 Background In 2014, FNPA partnered with Lougheed Martin, FHQ Developments and Living Sky Casino in Swift Current to develop a 16 kW solar project using tracking technology. The project was the first solar tracking system in Saskatchewan and was implemented in an effort [...]

SaskPower, FNPA, ink First Nations Opportunity Agreement

By |2019-11-11T15:40:12+00:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|

SaskPower and the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) signed a First Nations Opportunity Agreement on Friday. The agreement outlines conditions for 20 megawatts of new utility-scale solar generation projects. “Reducing emissions is also a cornerstone of our province’s Prairie Resilience Strategy,” said Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations, on behalf of Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible [...]

Saskatchewan First Nations’ solar energy projects are getting a boost

By |2019-11-11T15:40:12+00:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|

Saskatchewan First Nations’ solar energy projects are getting a boost. An agreement between SaskPower and First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), the province’s Indigenous-governed not-for-profit utility corporation, will see $85 million worth of First Nations-led solar projects that will generate 20 megawatts of power to the provincial gird. The project, which is expected to be stretched [...]