Saskatchewan's First Nations Power Authority and SaskPower hope to begin construction of 36,000-KW wood-fueled Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre this summer, with goal of starting production by 2015

Allison Oesterle

Allison Oesterle

Mar 19, 2013 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , March 19, 2013 () – The First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) is aiming to begin building its C$150 million, 36,000-kilowatt (KW) Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, this summer, The Meadow Lake Progress reported on March 14.

The facility, which will be fueled using woodwaste from Norsask Forest Products’ sawmill in Meadow Lake, will be located on a 10-acre plot of land, according to an earlier report last year by The Meadow Lake Progress.

FNPA Chairman Ben Voss said the plant is slated to begin production by 2015.

For the project, the FNPA has partnered with SaskPower, which has agreed to buy the energy produced at the Bioenergy Centre.

FNPA and SaskPower have signed a three-year funding agreement stipulating that SaskPower will provide $100,000 per year to FNPA. According to the terms of the agreement, both parties can opt to renew for an additional two years.

FNPA and SaskPower have also signed a master agreement that establishes a framework for discussing future independent power generation opportunities, according to a statement on the FNPA’s website.

The Meadow Lake Progress reported that the two groups are currently discussing other possible future alternative energy generation opportunities such as geothermal, solar and wind.

The primary source of this article is The Meadow Lake Progress, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, on March 14.

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