Forst Severn, Ontario
The Fort Severn First Nation wanted to complete a 300-kW solar array to offset the remote community’s energy demand. Hedgehog Technologies led the project management, engineering, and coordination of logistics. In collaboration with the First Nation, community training programs were developed to support the array’s maintenance after completion. This project showcases how renewable energy can operate on microgrids and that First Nation communities can independently manage their own energy needs. By using advanced technology, Fort Severn First Nation improved their ancestral connection to the ecosystem while forging strong partnerships required to make this project successful. In selecting this project, the jurors commented on the complexity of such a project in a remote area with often unpredictable weather conditions. A legacy project for the community, the transfer of knowledge and local training to maintain the technology after project delivery earned high marks from the jury.
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