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Saik’uz sign wind energy project agreement

A northern B.C. First Nation has signed an agreement with a corporation hoping to develop a renewable energy project near Vanderhoof.

Innergex says it has signed a 50-50 partnership with the Saik’uz First Nation to develop the Nulki Hills wind project.

The project, which would produce 210 megawatts of electricity, is currently undergoing a BC Environmental Assessment.

The Saik’uz and Innergex signed a Letter of Intent in 2013 which committed to the gathering, documentation, and preservation of the First Nation’s traditional knowledge as well as its integration in the development of the wind energy project.

Chief Stanley Thomas says the Saik’uz are excited about the new opportunities that the Nulki Hills project will bring to the community.

Innergex says the project will provide sustainable economic development opportunities to the Saik’uz and the District of Vanderhoof.

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