For Indigenous Communities

At FNPA, we’re your partners!

Are you a First Nations Community looking for:

  • Job opportunities for youth
  • Reliable energy production for your community
  • Economic opportunities to resell energy
  • An ability to work with Mother Earth to provide for your community?
Then the FNPA would love to help you navigate the clean energy sector and make your project a reality.

If you are

  • Unsure about how to start and not sure what type of project is best for your community
  • In the early stages of planning but need partners to make the plan a reality
  • Looking for funding for a clean energy project
  • Requiring help approaching provincial utilities
  • Or networking other like-minded communities……we can help!

Are you a First Nations Community looking for:

  • Job opportunities for youth
  • Reliable energy production for your community
  • Economic opportunities to resell energy
  • Opportunities to work in harmony with Mother Earth to provide for your community
Then the FNPA would love to help you navigate the clean energy sector and make your project a reality.

If you are

  • Unsure about how to start and not sure what type of project is best for your community
  • In the early stages of planning but need partners to make the plan a reality
  • Looking for funding for a clean energy project
  • Requiring help approaching provincial utilities
  • Or networking other like-minded communities……we can help!

The Process:

1. CONNECT WITH REBECCA

Let’s find the best way to get your project made!

2. Collaboratively Assess Your Needs.

Some of our planning services include:

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Community Energy Planning

Community Energy Planning (CEP) provides a community with a comprehensive report on the communities baseline energy and emissions profile, an understanding of energy efficiency and conservation opportunities in their community, and finally, opportunities for renewable energy projects at the community level.

The CEP is truly community led through a CEP Working Group made up of community members, leadership, elders and youth who guide the process. The major community engagement session of the CEP is a Community Energy Visioning Workshop where participants are asked to participate in a number of activities that help to paint the picture of the community’s energy future. The outcomes from the workshop then determine which projects are best suited for the community and shout be studied further through the CEP process.

COST RANGE:
$35,000 to $50,000
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR ENERGY PROJECTS

Once a Pre-Feasibility Assessment has been completed, a community or economic development organization may wish to have FNPA’s assistance with developing a Business Plan. A Business Plan is foundational for decision makers and funding organizations to better understand the benefits of the project.

COST RANGE:
$20,000
PRE-FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENTS FOR ENERGY PROJECTS

In any utility-scale renewable energy opportunity, the first step is to have a strong understanding of the technical and economic feasibility. fnpa.can assist with a Pre-Feasibility Assessment for any renewable energy project including: solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, flare gas or waste heat projects.

COST RANGE:
$35,000 to $50,000

3. Work together to decide the best path forward

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Renewable Energy Opportunities Assessment

Renewable Energy Opportunities Assessment (REOA) is a smaller scale than a full Community Energy Planning (CEP), a REOA looks at the usage from a select group of buildings and determines a plan for energy efficiency and conservation as well as offsetting energy costs through building-scale renewable energy projects. The assessment includes the energy profile for each of the buildings and recommendations to implement to reduce energy usage and costs.

COST RANGE:
$8,500 to $20,000
PARTNERSHIP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS (PIP)

FNPA can assist an Indigenous organization or Industry member in finding a suitable partner for a renewable energy project through our Partnership Identification Process (PIP). The PIP is a competitive process that creates partnerships between Indigenous communities and Industry that fosters successful Indigenous-led renewable energy projects.

COST RANGE:
$4,000 to $6,000
Solar Project Design and Assessment

FNPA uses solar engineering and design software’s to assist communities in designing a solar project to meet the community’s needs. This includes looking at land use maps to understand where the solar project can be located and then assessing which option is best for solar potential.

Price is per building.

COST RANGE:
$1,500 to $5,000
COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT PROCUREMENT (PARTNERSHIP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS - PIP)

FNPA has developed a unique procurement support process called the Partnership Identification Process (PIP). FNPA works with the community to understand the project and then develops a PIP to be sent to all FNPA Industry Members about the project and requesting a proposal and quote. This process helps to ensure that communities get the long-term support they need to make a project successful. The Partnership Identification Process (PIP) was developed by FNPA to help facilitate partnerships and assist General Members with selecting strong partners for success in renewable energy projects. The PIP process is similar to a traditional Request For Proposal (RFP), but ensures that the process is completed organically and collaboratively to ensure Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations are able to build their capacity in renewable energy development and have strong partners to help them do so.

COST RANGE:
$8,500 to $10,000
RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCIAL MODELLING

FNPA has an exceptional in-house economist who is ready to assist with Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy Projects. The price of financial modelling is based on the size and scale of projects. Discussion on specific financial modelling requirements will be had prior to a proposal being sent to you.

COST RANGE:
$10,00 to $25,000

We’ve had some very exciting successes with our partner communities. Check out some of the magic:

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1. Connect with Rebecca

Let’s find the best way to get your project made!

2. Collaboratively Assess Your Needs.

Some of our planning services include:

Your Title Goes Here

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Community Energy Planning

Community Energy Planning (CEP) provides a community with a comprehensive report on the communities baseline energy and emissions profile, an understanding of energy efficiency and conservation opportunities in their community, and finally, opportunities for renewable energy projects at the community level.

The CEP is truly community led through a CEP Working Group made up of community members, leadership, elders and youth who guide the process. The major community engagement session of the CEP is a Community Energy Visioning Workshop where participants are asked to participate in a number of activities that help to paint the picture of the community’s energy future. The outcomes from the workshop then determine which projects are best suited for the community and shout be studied further through the CEP process.

COST RANGE:
$35,000 to $50,000
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR ENERGY PROJECTS

Once a Pre-Feasibility Assessment has been completed, a community or economic development organization may wish to have FNPA’s assistance with developing a Business Plan. A Business Plan is foundational for decision makers and funding organizations to better understand the benefits of the project.

COST RANGE:
$20,000
PRE-FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENTS FOR ENERGY PROJECTS

In any utility-scale renewable energy opportunity, the first step is to have a strong understanding of the technical and economic feasibility. fnpa.can assist with a Pre-Feasibility Assessment for any renewable energy project including: solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, flare gas or waste heat projects.

COST RANGE:
$35,000 to $50,000

3. Work together to decide the best path forward

Your Title Goes Here

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Renewable Energy Opportunities Assessment

Renewable Energy Opportunities Assessment (REOA) is a smaller scale than a full Community Energy Planning (CEP), a REOA looks at the usage from a select group of buildings and determines a plan for energy efficiency and conservation as well as offsetting energy costs through building-scale renewable energy projects. The assessment includes the energy profile for each of the buildings and recommendations to implement to reduce energy usage and costs.

COST RANGE:
$8,500 to $20,000
PARTNERSHIP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS (PIP)

FNPA can assist an Indigenous organization or Industry member in finding a suitable partner for a renewable energy project through our Partnership Identification Process (PIP). The PIP is a competitive process that creates partnerships between Indigenous communities and Industry that fosters successful Indigenous-led renewable energy projects.

COST RANGE:
$4,000 to $6,000
Solar Project Design and Assessment

FNPA uses solar engineering and design software’s to assist communities in designing a solar project to meet the community’s needs. This includes looking at land use maps to understand where the solar project can be located and then assessing which option is best for solar potential.

Price is per building.

COST RANGE:
$1,500 to $5,000
COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT PROCUREMENT (PARTNERSHIP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS - PIP)

FNPA has developed a unique procurement support process called the Partnership Identification Process (PIP). FNPA works with the community to understand the project and then develops a PIP to be sent to all FNPA Industry Members about the project and requesting a proposal and quote. This process helps to ensure that communities get the long-term support they need to make a project successful. The Partnership Identification Process (PIP) was developed by FNPA to help facilitate partnerships and assist General Members with selecting strong partners for success in renewable energy projects. The PIP process is similar to a traditional Request For Proposal (RFP), but ensures that the process is completed organically and collaboratively to ensure Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations are able to build their capacity in renewable energy development and have strong partners to help them do so.

COST RANGE:
$8,500 to $10,000
RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCIAL MODELLING

FNPA has an exceptional in-house economist who is ready to assist with Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy Projects. The price of financial modelling is based on the size and scale of projects. Discussion on specific financial modelling requirements will be had prior to a proposal being sent to you.

COST RANGE:
$10,00 to $25,000

We’ve had some very exciting successes with our partner communities. Check out some of the magic:

Master of Sustainability in Energy Security

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Clean Energy projects can feel overwhelming, but our team of experts can help you navigate this exciting new world. 

Key Strategic Activities

As a utility, it can be difficult to work with new communities. We’re the bridge that can help you form meaningful engagement opportunities and help guide our communities through your processes.
 
We’ve been successful with our existing parters at SaskPower, New Brunswick Power, OPG, AESO, and Manitoba Hydro.

OUR SERVICES

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Let’s talk about a partnership today!

FNPA is a First Nations governed, not-for-profit development company, reducing development costs and risks for First Nations-led projects. FNPA is the pathway to powerful opportunities.

Discover the possibilities and connect with our Membership & Partnerships Manager, Rebecca Âcikahtê below!

Let's Chat!

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Office

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Phone: +1(306) 359-3672

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