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Band Council seeks input on Solar Energy deal

SIX NATIONS – Community Engagement Coordinator for Six Nations Economic Development, Dan Henhawk, is seeking Six Nations community involvement regarding the latest Solar Energy project being proposed within the territory. According to a media release, the solar farm is anticipated to generate 8 megawatts in renewable energy, which will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority

SIX NATIONS – Community Engagement Coordinator for Six Nations Economic Development, Dan Henhawk, is seeking Six Nations community involvement regarding the latest Solar Energy project being proposed within the territory.

According to a media release, the solar farm is anticipated to generate 8 megawatts in renewable energy, which will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under the Feed in Tariff Program. This project will be owned and operated by Brantgate Solar Farm Partnership and will be located on Consession 11 in the County of Brant. The proposed project benefits potentially include a one-time payment of $125,000 to Six Nations.

“This community engagement process is part of Six Nations Council’s commitment to hear the community voices so that our people can help guide our decisions surrounding development projects, such as the proposed Brantgate Solar Farm,” says Elected Chief Bill Montour.

The community engagement process has been designed to educate the Six Nations community about the financial, economic, and and environmental impact associated with the project, and provides a community wide mechanism to gather feedback that will help guide the Six Nations Council.

The community engagement process will run from Oct. 1st to Oct. 25th, 2013; the community meetings are scheduled to occur Oct. 8th at the Six Nations Community Hall and 17th at Six Nations Tourism Assembly Room. The community meetings will provide further information and will include the opportunity for community members to have one-on-one discussions with technical staff about the project.

For more information about the project and to share feedback visit  www.sixnationsfuture.com.

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