Saulteau First Nations (SFN) and Natural Forces are pleased to announce the completion and commissioning of a new 15MW wind project located south of Chetwynd, British Columbia. The Project was developed by SFN and its partner, Natural Forces. It is now the largest majority-owned Indigenous green energy project in British Columbia.
“This was a complex project undertaken during very difficult times. I am very proud of our whole team,” said Chief Justin Napoleon. “Our partners, contractors, and suppliers had to be smart, flexible, and adaptable to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. We all stayed on course to complete this major project, and together we delivered it on time and on budget.”
The partners developed innovative tactic to project design, environmental protection, construction management, and investment and financing. This unique approach enabled the team to successfully complete the project on schedule, though the critical phases had to be implemented during the pandemic.
“Taking part in this project has been very meaningful for me,” added John Brereton, President of Natural Forces. “Saulteau deserves a lot of credit for the leadership they provided, and the spirit of collaboration they fostered among our team members. We strongly believe that as we continue to electrify our economy using green energy there is a bright future for low-cost, low-carbon, Indigenous-led projects.”