‘Huge’ power plant on way

By Heather Peden
The Chronicle Journal
October 22, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

Whitesand First Nation will soon be home to an industrial park that will support clean energy generation, replacing the current need for diesel, and create jobs. The first tenants of the industrial park, known as the Bio-Economy Centre, will be community-owned and operated Sagatay Cogeneration LP and Sagatay Wood Pellets LP. “It will create jobs for community members and other surrounding areas,” said Allan Gustafson, chief of Whitesand First Nation. “(The co-generation plant) is going to be a huge facility. We’re going to be powering Armstrong, Whitesand and Collins with co-gen and we’re also going to have a pellet facility to make pellets and put it on the market.” …The project, which will break ground on Monday, is expected to create 64 full-time jobs and 60 seasonal jobs.

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