In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that the Wicehtowak Solar Project is proposed within Treaty 4 Territory, a Treaty signed with 35 First Nations across South Saskatchewan and parts of Alberta and Manitoba, and the original lands of the Cree, Salteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis.
Wicehtowak Solar – Project Notification
George Gordon Developments (GGDL) and ATCO are pleased to announce the development of the Wicehtowak Solar Project, which will be located on the former construction camp site near the K+S Potash Mine.
This is an exciting opportunity for economic growth and development, led by a First Nation owned business. Renewable energy is an important part of a sustainable future for Saskatchewan.
The Wicehtowak Solar Project will be jointly owned by GGDL and ATCO, who have worked together on several projects over the last decade. GGDL has been the economic development arm of George Gordon First Nation since 2011 and is a leader in First Nations business development and renewable energy. ATCO has over 60 years of owning, developing, and operating power generation facilities, and is currently constructing three solar projects.
The Wicehtowak Solar Project is in the development stage for a proposed 29 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar energy facility located approximately 10 km southwest of Bethune, Saskatchewan near the K+S Potash Canada mine.
The Project is on quarter section of land (SE-01-20-25-W2M) wholly owned by GGDL and previously the site for the K+S Bethune Potash Mine construction camp which has since been decommissioned. The project will take place entirely within the RM of Dufferin.
Electricity generated will be delivered to the SaskPower transmission grid. Construction of the Wicehtowak Solar Project is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2024.
Engagement has already begun with the public, Indigenous groups, landowners, government, and others interested in or affected by the project. GGDL and ATCO believe Indigenous, community, and stakeholder engagement is critical to the success of the project, and will be led with respect, transparency, and trust. Engagement will continue for the life of the project from planning through construction and operations.
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