Canadian company to build Saik’uz First Nation Wind Farm in BC


Canadian company to build Saik’uz First Nation Wind Farm in BC

Innergex to build wind farm for Saik'uz First Nation

 
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed a 50/50 partnership with Saik’uz First Nation to develop the 210MW Nulki Hills wind farm near Vanderhoof, British Columbia.
 
The project isn’t quite in the clear yet though, it is currently undergoing the BC Environmental Assessment. According to the press release, the partners ‘have agreed to work together to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate from the province and an electricity purchase agreement from BC Hydro for the project.’
 
Richard Blanchet, Senior Vice President – Development, Western Canada and Latin America at Innergex, said:
 
“We are very enthusiastic about signing the term sheet for a 50-50 partnership with the Saik’uz First Nation,”
 
“Our partnership reflects the commitment between Innergex and Saik’uz to work together, respectfully and collaboratively. This agreement solidifies our plans to bring sustainable economic development opportunities to Saik’uz and the District of Vanderhoof,”
 
Chief Stanley Thomas from Saik’uz First Nations, said:
 
“We have had a very positive relationship with Innergex to date and we are extremely pleased to enter into a partnership with them,”
 
“We are excited about the new opportunities the Nulki Hills project will bring for our community, and we are confident that they will take place in a manner that is respectful of the environment, our culture and our constitutional aboriginal rights, titles and interest.”
 
The Saik’uz community is made up of 1000 members who are in support of projects like wind farms, which are environmentally sound and sustainable.
 

Posted By Sally on April 20, 2015 | 0 Comment

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