|Meadow Lake Tribal Council to Produce Power|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:37|
The largest project ever undertaken by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council was announced today (Wed).
The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Tribal Chief of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, President and Chief Executive Officer of SaskPower and President and CEO of Meadow Lake Tribal Council Resource Development have announced an investment in an environmentally sustainable biomass power project in Meadow Lake.
The Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre will run on bark, branches, sawdust and wood chips from the NorSask Forest Products sawmill.
It will generate up to 36 megawatts of renewable low-emissions power, which is enough to power roughly 30,000 homes.
The project is expected to create 300 jobs over its two-year construction period and 25 permanent jobs to operate the new plant.
The federal government contributed just about a half a million dollars to the project and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council Resource Development is investing 3 hundred and 76 thousand dollars toward the project at this point as well.