RDI and MLTC Industrial Investments are in the final development stages of a biomass baseload power generation project that will be located east of Meadow Lake, near the NorSask Forest Products site. The largest project ever undertaken by RDI and MLTC, this bioenergy power facility will run on mill residue from the NorSask Forest Products sawmill. It will generate up to 36 megawatts of renewable low-emissions power, which is enough to power roughly 30,000 homes.
The development of the project, led by RDI, has been significantly supported by contributions by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
RDI has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with SaskPower, the primary supplier of electricity in Saskatchewan, a first of this size for a First Nation corporation in the province. According to SaskPower, Saskatchewan needs to build 4100MW over the next twenty years. Our bioenergy power generation facility offers an environmentally friendly alternative that will help to fulfill some of this requirement.
The project has the potential to generate three to four times as many jobs as traditional fossil fuel based projects, at all pay levels including entry level jobs. This will strengthen the regional business community and create spin-off opportunities in our related forestry sector businesses.
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