Electrical Business: Ottawa invests $9 million in Smoky Lake County Métis Crossing solar project
by Electrical Business
The development of the solar facility will provide economic and community benefits to all community partners.
Ottawa has announced an investment of nearly $9 million for the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) to deploy a 4.86-megawatt solar power generation project in Smoky Lake County at Métis Crossing in that province.
The 100-percent Métis-owned Métis Crossing Solar Project (MCSP) was developed as a key initiative of the MNA Climate Change Action Plan. The development of the solar facility will provide economic and community benefits to all community partners.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to be supporting the Métis Nation of Alberta’s deployment of this 4.86-megawatt solar energy project. This innovative initiative creates sustainable jobs, provides clean power to the Nation and reduces emissions. Indigenous leadership in clean energy is critical to both achieving Canada’s ambitious climate targets and enacting economic reconciliation,” says Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.