Innergex, First Nation to partner on 210 MW wind energy project
Innergex Renewable Energy and the Saik'uz First Nation signed an agreement to jointly develop a prospective wind energy project at Nulki Hills near Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Innergex and Saik'uz First Nation have agreed on commercial terms for a 50-50 partnership to develop the proposed Nulki Hills prospective wind energy project, representing up to 210 MW of renewable power. The project is currently undergoing a BC Environmental Assessment.
The partners have agreed to work together to obtain an environmental assessment certificate from the province and an electricity purchase agreement from BC Hydro for the project.
In December 2013, Saik'uz and Innergex signed a Letter of Intent and a Traditional Knowledge Protocol Agreement, through which the partners highlighted their commitment to meaningful consultation during all stages of project development and to establish and determine the terms for a long-term cooperative and mutually respectful relationship throughout the life cycle of the project.
At that time, the parties agreed to a process to gather, document and preserve Saik'uz traditional knowledge and to address the ownership, protection and integration of traditional knowledge in the development of the project.