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Cowessess First Nation’s solar facility near Regina now up and running – Global News

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2022125 Views

One of the largest solar power plants ever built in Saskatchewan is now online and it sits just outside of Regina on Cowessess First Nation land.

The 10-megawatt Awasis Solar facility is owned by Cowesses First Nation and Elemental Energy. Cowessess First Nation owns 95 per cent of the facility and Elemental Energy owns the remaining five per cent.

The power generated by the plant will be sold to SaskPower for the next 20 years as part of a power purchase agreement.

The newly built solar power facility will be generating revenue for Cowesses First Nation. Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme says it will bring his community economic prosperity.

“We will use the revenue, the profit of this project to make sure we reinvest in our renewable energy projects,” Chief Delorme said at an event held at the facility.

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