#1. One of the more recent Solar PV installations in the NWT has been undertaken by the Lutsel K’e (pronounced “Loot-sel-kay”)Dene First Nation (LKDFN) through I believe a FULL OWNERSHIP model as an Independent Power Producer. I hope to confirm soon with my AEA colleague Linda Todd who was instrumentally involved with this project, just what the ownership & governance models are for this independently operated Solar PV installation.
“The LKDFN now holds the distinction of becoming the first independent power producer anywhere in Canada’s northern territories. Being an independent power producer is significant because it means that the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation is the first non-government entity to generate electricity for people who live in the territory.
“Over the last year, the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) has worked with the GNWT ENR and MACA, Bullfrog Power, Arctic Energy Alliance, Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY ANCP, and many others on its 35 kW solar PV installation.”
- This reply was modified 8 years ago by Jen Grebeldinger.