Edmonton, Alberta, 20/11/2019 — Dandelion Renewables participated in the 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum at the River Cree Resort and Casino Event Centre, Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty No.6 on November 20th, 2019. The forum brought together Indigenous Leaders, Investors, and experts in Renewable Energy to demonstrate experience and accomplishments towards sharing best practices for Indigenous communities.
Photo: Pipe Ceremony of 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum-2019 in Edmonton, Alberta
About First Nations Power Authority:
First Nation Power Authority (FNPA) is the only North-American non-profit Indigenous owned and controlled organization developing power projects with Indigenous communities. FNPA bridges the gaps between industry, government, and Indigenous communities to evaluate and develop Indigenous-owned power generation projects.
5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum Agenda-2019
On October 5th, 2016, the Alberta Government launched The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Community Energy Program. The programs will provide grants to Alberta native communities and organizations to support solar energy systems and energy efficiency on facilities owned by Indigenous or organizations of the First Nations people. Alberta Indigenous Solar Program provides funding for up to 60% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 per project. The applications opened on October 5th, 2016 and will remain open for submission until $2.5M program grant funding is exhausted. Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program provides 100% funding for energy assessments up to a maximum of $90,000 per project. Key Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicable for native communities, indigenous-led organizations, including friendship centers, and indigenous community-owned businesses.
- Solar power systems greater than or equal to 2 kilowatt DC and less than or equal to 1 megawatt DC in installation capacity.
- Energy assessments for Indigenous community-owned buildings.
- Solar systems must be completed within one year of signing the grant application.