Canada’s First fully-integrated remote renewable energy micro-grid
The OPG micro grid collaboration with Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation will help the community reduce its dependence on diesel power generation and demonstrate an innovative and viable solution to long standing northern energy issues.
This micro grid project is a first for the OPG, and it utilizes solar panels, lithium-ion batteries for storage and a control system to help the community offset its diesel usage by more then 100,000 liters per year, which is about 25% of its current consumption.
“This project reflects our peoples’ connection with the land and our responsibility as caretakers on behalf of all living things for seven generations. Through KZA’s ownership of the micro grid, we shall replace thousands of liters of dirty diesel fuel with clean solar power, and would be honored to share our experience with off-grid Indigenous communities across Canada.”
Gezhtoojig Employment and Training in partnership with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association and Cambrian College are seeking interested ABORIGINAL participants for this 15 week job readiness program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2020