SkyPower, Sachigo Lake First Nation partners to establish Solar Parks

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A major developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, SkyPower has inked a partnership deal with Sachigo Lake First Nation to develop a multitude of utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects in Ontario.

SkyPower qualified the asked large renewable procurement (LRP) process through the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO and jointly submitted proposals for the development of solar parks with Sachigo Lake First Nation.

“SkyPower’s clean energy partnership with Sachigo Lake First Nation will create jobs and strengthen the local economy,” said Kerry Adler, SkyPower’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Our track record of working together in mutual respect with Indigenous communities is a testament to our sustainable economic innovation.”

“Sachigo Lake First Nation has gained access to enter the renewable energy market in Ontario and the opportunity to participate financially in a program that will provide long-term benefits for our community,” stated Chief Titus Tate, Chief of Sachigo Lake First Nation.

Under Premier Wynne’s leadership, Ontario has become Canada’s shining example in addressing climate change. “Our Climate Change Strategy is the next step towards creating a more prosperous low-carbon province and a healthier future for our children and grandchildren,” Premier Wynne said in support of the Climate Change Agreement at COP21.

Just after COP21, the Ontario Ministry of Energy congregated First Nation and Metis communities in new generation and transmission projects, as well as in conservation and community energy planning initiatives.

SkyPower is looped with the regulations and has developed utility-scale solar energy projects in partnership with Indigenous communities including Fort William First Nation.

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