Bullfrog Power provides funding for LKDFN solar project in Northwest Territories

Written By: Stratton Report
May 26, 2016

Bullfrog

On May 26, Bullfrog Power, a green energy provider, and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation announced the launch of a 35 kW solar project. Bullfrog Power provided a grant to the LKDFN that helped finance the project.

The LKDFN has a power purchase agreement with Northwest Territories Power Corporation, making it the first independent power producer anywhere in Canada’s northern territories.

In addition, the LKDFN Band Council approved a green reserve fund that will direct savings resulting from the solar array toward future green initiatives.

Agatha Laboucan, SAO/Band Manager, LKDFN noted:

This project recognizes that there is a more sustainable path open to communities across Canada, particularly in northern communities that rely on diesel generators,” said “The solar array, which is generating both power and jobs, demonstrates the latest in solar technology and our role as responsible stewards of the natural environment.”

Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power remarked: “The Lutsel K’e solar project is an inspiring example of how Bullfrog Power’s customers are able to effect meaningful change and demonstrate the viability of green energy solutions across Canada. And by supporting the first independent power producer in the north, Bullfrog Power continues to be at the forefront of the renewable energy movement in Canada.”