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MLTC to establish renewable energy project.

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council is undertaking its largest project ever. 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 bioenergy centre will receive $499,000 from the federal government. The MLTC Resource Development Inc. has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with SaskPower, the primary supplier of electricity in Saskatchewan, a first of this size for a First Nation corporation in the province. "This project is the culmination of our investment in, and a commitment to, MLTC's growth that will generate many economic opportunities for our First Nations," said Eric Sylvestre, Tribal Chief, in a news release.

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Title Annotation:SASK BRIEFS
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Date:Sep 1, 2012
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