First Nation Projects

First Nations have long recognized the power of land, sky and wind. They were the first true believers in renewable energy. We are proud partners with First Nations communities in renewable energy projects.

Starting in 2006, 3G helped M’Chigeeng First Nation of Manitoulin Island create the first wholly Indigenous-owned utility scale wind farm in Ontario. This 4 Megawatt commercial wind project reached its Commercial Operation Date in June 2012, making the M’Chigeeng the first Ontario First Nation to own and operate a wind farm.

In 2011, we helped two Ontario First Nation communities create four solar projects. 

Other First Nation communities we have assisted include: Henvey Inlet FN, Wasauksing FN, Nipissing FN, Serpent River FN, Swan lake FN, Wolfe Lake FN, and others.

In 2015, we organized a community energy audit project for M'Chigeeng First Nation, that launched several band members toward becoming energy certified auditors.

In 2017 We assisted a Saskatchewan First Nation obtain Government of Canada funding in excess of $300,000 to study the feasibility of creating a wind farm.

Since 2015, 3G has been working with the Iskut First Nation in northern BC to study the potential for a large wind farm in the Tahltan region. This project is intended for partnership with a larger developer, and the organizational and legal work to create this partnership is ongoing.

Services Offered to First Nations

  • Wind or Solar Resource Assessment
  • Sound Level Assessment
  • Budgeting and Financing
  • Assistance with government funding agencies
  • Environmental Permitting and Regulatory Compliance
  • Project Design
  • Equipment Procurement
  • Turnkey installation
  • Project management
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Energy Audit and Energy Self-sufficiency Planning