In 2018, FNPA began working with Cold Lake First Nation (CLFN) on developing a Community Energy Plan (CEP) for their community. The goal of the CEP was to better understand the ways in which CLFN could be a leader in the renewable energy field, create opportunities for community renewable energy projects, and encourage community participation in energy planning in the community. The CEP established an energy and emissions baseline, reviewed community and residential buildings energy usage, made recommendations for energy efficiency and conservation measures and provided an implementation plan for community and utility-scale renewable energy projects for Cold Lake First Nation.
A final draft of the CEP was completed by FNPA in November 2018. The CEP is a living document and continues to be used by CLFN as they progress along a path towards a renewable energy future.