The 15-MW Sukunka Wind Project—developed by Saulteau First Nations (SFN) and its partner, Natural Forces—is complete, and 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.”
“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,” said John Brereton, president, Natural Forces.
The partners believe that Indigenous-led clean energy projects can create employment and business development opportunities for local contractors, as well as long-term, stable revenues for communities like Saulteau.