Funding Recipients

The following Indigenous communities and organizations have received support from the Indigenous Energy Projects (IEP) Program for a variety of supply-side solutions that contribute to cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy systems.

IEP Version 2.0 Recipients

Alderville First Nation: Alderville First Nation will conduct a feasibility study and develop a small-scale, roof-mounted solar PV system for its Public Works building, allowing for increased energy reliability and security.

Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing (Big Island) First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a rooftop solar PV system on the roof of the gymnasium building to offset high energy costs.

Chapleau Cree First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a solar PV system on the roof of the Racine Lake Camp buildings to offset high energy costs.

Dokis First Nation: Dokis First Nation will develop a 63kWp and 120kW-hr photovoltaic plus storage system that will be connected to the Band’s school/community centre complex. The system will interface with the existing diesel generator as backup, and provide over 85% of the facility’s total energy needs. The project development includes local training on design, installation, operations and maintenance.

Fort Severn First Nation: Fort Severn First Nation will complete Phase 2 of its 300kW solar-battery-diesel microgrid system, the largest and only one of its kind in Ontario’s remote north. This includes the design, installation, commissioning and management of the microgrid communication system that will be merged into the existing diesel generation control system.

Garden River First Nation: Garden River First Nation is implementing a project from their Community Energy Plan, “Niin Wigwamis” (My Little Home), an innovative housing solution that will see the construction of 10 affordable tiny homes outfitted with energy efficient measures and powered by solar panels.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation will develop and install a 100kW solar system on their Aglace Chapman Education Centre to reduce facility energy costs and diesel usage.

Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation: Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation will conduct legal, financial and technical due diligence and community engagement to formulate a co-development agreement with Hydro One on the Waasigan transmission line project. This will include the creation of a white paper to capture an Indigenous co-development process and framework to provide a guide for other Indigenous communities.

Lac Seul First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a rooftop solar PV system on the roof of the community arena to offset high energy costs.

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a rooftop solar PV system on a to-be-identified community building to offset high energy costs.

Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a rooftop solar PV system on the roof of the community language camp site to offset high energy costs.

Pikangikum First Nation: Pikangikum First Nation will develop and install a 100kW solar system on the local school building to reduce facility energy costs and diesel usage.

Rocky Shore Development Corporation: Rocky Shore Development Corporation will explore the feasibility of a pellet manufacturing facility for biomass, in order to utilize existing wood resources in the area and further economic development for Ginoogaming First Nation.

Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a rooftop solar PV system on the roof of the school building to offset high energy costs.

Taykwa Tagamou Nation: Taykwa Tagamou Nation will conduct a “Residential Solar Virtual Power Plant” feasibility study to assess the economic impact of a residential solar infrastructure project in the community.

Temagami First Nation (Solar Microgrid): Temagami First Nation will be installing a 100kW solar PV roof-mounted microgrid on the new 16,000sqft Band and Admin building to offset energy usage by the facility and ensure energy security for the island community.

Temagami First Nation: Temagami First Nation will conduct a feasibility study for a combined heat and power (CHP) facility to potentially utilize the thermal heat for district heating, a community green house or as steam for a lumber kiln.

Wabaseemoong Independent Nations: The community will assess the feasibility of constructing a solar PV system on the roof of the school building to offset high energy costs.

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve: The project will see the design and development of a unique trigeneration system powered by solar energy (105kW) to provide heating, cooling and electricity.

IEP Version 1.0 Recipients

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation: GIFN will complete a feasibility study for a solar PV, net-metering renewable energy project within the community.

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC): SNGRDC will utilize funds to support the development of a moderately-scaled 215kW, roof-mounted, solar PV net-metering project on the Six Nations Bingo Hall.

Beausoleil First Nation: BFN will develop a small-scaled 40kW solar PV off-grid system for Beckwith Island, which is not currently connected to the grid.

Beausoleil First Nation: BFN will develop a small-scaled 15kW, roof-mounted, solar PV off-grid demonstration system for a residential unit within the community.

Oneida Nation of the Thames: Oneida will develop a 40kW Solar Carport with a 50kWh battery energy storage system (BESS) housed at the Oneida Community Centre. The carport will have Level 2 EV charging capabilities and grid-interactive circuits for islanding operation when required.

Taykwa Tagamou Nation: The community will develop 50kW of ground mount solar with a 50kWh battery storage solution at TTN’s Community Complex centre.

Sachigo Lake First Nation: The pilot will demonstrate residential energy consumption by using 3kWe of non-grid connected solar PV, 7.5kWh of storage, a 25kW outdoor boiler and district heating system, and a solar thermal array to supplement domestic hot water. This will reduce overall electricity and heating costs in preparation for the community’s connection to the Watay Power grid by 2023.

Temagami First Nation: The project is the largest geothermal system in the area, consisting of a surface water, closed loop system with 4 mats placed in Lake Temagami. The technology will reduce operating costs for heating a large building, and offset reliance on fossil fuels and electric heat.

Wahgoshig First Nation: The project consists of 18kWDC of solar equipment, 20kW of battery storage and an innovative control system on the community centre.