Collingwood, ON – Following approval of the Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways and the Long Lake #58 First Nation proposals to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to secure funding through the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program Crozier & Associates was awarded the respective contracts.
The utility infrastructure projects include the analysis of existing conditions, quantification of a long-term vision and formulation/scheduling and implementation of an energy action plan. Central to our team’s experience and scope of services on these projects is close collaboration and consultation with the respective First Nation community councils and members to address priorities related to electricity use and opportunities for conservation, energy efficiency, small scale renewable generation and demand management. The recently initiated projects will also include facilitation of discussions with Energy Stakeholders and on-site project overview.
Twenty-Nine Aboriginal communities across Ontario are participating in the ACEP program, which supports the development of energy plans with a collective 2.5 million in funding focused on identifying the unique needs and interests of each First Nation and Métis community.
News Release: The OPA and Aboriginal Communities Work Together to Deliver Effective Community Energy Planning