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Solar Farm is now on-line generating electricity and economic opportunity

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The Fisher River Solar Farm is now on-line generating electricity and economic opportunity
The Fisher River Cree Nation Chief & Council, alongside W Dusk Energy Group and our many other partners, are pleased to announce the Fisher River Cree Nation Solar Farm is officially connected and selling power to the Manitoba Hydro grid.
We want to take the opportunity to thank community members for your patience and support.
This is an historic project, being the first Indigenous-owned, utility-scale solar farm in Canada and the largest solar project in Manitoba. Our own community members excelled in constructing the project well ahead of schedule and with the highest quality. The 3000 solar panels will generate energy for sale to Manitoba Hydro for the next 30 years. Fisher River Cree Nation is the first to build a project of this scale, and quite naturally we faced many technical challenges and delays that we could not control, but which we ultimately overcame.
The Fisher River Cree Nation project set a precedent for renewable energy across Turtle Island and has opened the door for more Indigenous community-owned solar projects elsewhere in Canada.
We want to extend our gratitude to Western Economic Diversification Canada for making this project financially possible and to Bullfrog Power for its support.

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  1. Glen Gatin on March 30, 2020

    Wonderful community accomplishment, congrats to all involved.

Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.