Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

Multiple projects at different locations involving studies to determine if a renewable energy project was feasible for many First Nation clients including: Sagamok Anishnawbek, Beausoleil, Chippewas of the Thames, Naicatchewenin, Wauzhushk Onigum, Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, Nigigoonsiminikaaning, Couchiching, Seine River, Mitaanjigamiing, Iskatewizaagegan No. 39, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway, Magnetawan, Shoal Lake No. 40, Moose Deer Point, and others.

These studies were funded by the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund provided by the Ontario Power Authority and carried out by the Neegan Burnside Ltd. team. The projects entailed the development of feasibility studies involving technical, financial, regulatory and environmental factors to determine if there was a business case for either wind, solar or water power projects.

Specifically the studies involved the following task work:
• Site Identification
• Identification of All Interested Persons
• Initial Resource Identification and Assessment
• Electrical Connection Point Identification and Review
• Project Cost Estimate
• Preliminary Economic Evaluation
• Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
• Report Preparation.

A number of viable renewable projects were identified for several projects. If projects were not assessed as viable, it was typically due to lack of electrical connection capacity within proximity to the project site location.

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Site Assessment
  • First Nation Consultations, Engineering and Economic Cost Assessments
  • TDK and Interested Persons Support

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