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Projects

Current Initiatives

Water Power

Sagamok Development Corporation is currently coordinating a Prefeasibility Study for a Water Power Project on the Saubles River with Neegan Burnside Limited conducting this study that will provide technical, environmental, traditional knowledge and financial assessment of the site. This report will be completed early 2012.

Community Energy Plan

The Energy Coordinator is coordinating efforts to develop a plan with Sagamok Anishnawbek Personnel and Community Members that will collectively educate community members about Ontario’s electricity system, explore opportunities for small scale green energy projects and develop a plan for conserving energy. The Aboriginal Community Energy Plan Program supported by the Ontario Power Authority has been identified as an agency for possible funding.

Solar Energy

A study to have community based Global Radiation values for Sagamok Anishnawbek that will provide data for solar projects in the area is being conducted with installation of a Solar Radiometer at the Sagamok Administration Building. Centennial College and Sagamok Anishnawbek are partners in this and another installation at the North Shore Tribal Council Building which has a Solar PV array that will be monitored to see if manufacturer’s specifications are performing as indicated on the panels by correlating data from the radiometer and the monitoring system that registers how much energy goes to the grid.

Biomass Project

A proposal for a Biomass/Gasification/Generation/Waste Heat Recovery Unit has been identified using wood waste to generate power, heat and cooling to a number of homes through a Research and Development project in partnership with Ryerson University.  Community members will be trained to operate and maintain the community energy system including the efficient collection and processing of the biomass in a sustainable fashion, the technical operation and maintenance as well as the financial and administrative aspects of operating a successful community owned utility.

Wind Power

A study for a Wind Power Project was conducted in September 2005 using a 50m meteorological tower (met tower)erected in the western part of Sagamok Anishnawbek with another 60m met tower erected May 2006 1.5 km south east of the original tower. Wind speeds and data from the Ontario Wind Atlas and data from the met towers indicated strong enough winds for further study of environmental and feasibility. Hatch Energy completed a Technical and Environmental Report on this Project which identified potential and also challenges with terrain and connection.  Increases in the amount paid for this energy to the grid and decreases in the amount for wind turbines could bring about revisiting this renewable energy project.