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November 18th Webinar
Videos, Slide Shows and Materials

After three years of work, completion of the Three Nations Energy (3NE) Solar Farm was celebrated on November 17, 2020 at a small outdoor “COVID safe” event. The next day featured a Virtual Gathering Webinar attended by local community members and green energy practitioners, other First Nations, educators, and some media.  The Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations and Fort Chipewyan Metis and are equal partners in 3NE and own 100% of the 2.2 MW solar project. When added to the adjacent 0.6MW solar farm built last year by ATCO this will displace over 25 per cent of the community’s annual diesel power generation with clean solar energy. Alberta and Canada both contributed towards 3NE’s share of capital costs and ATCO served as General Contractor and development partner.

The event featured prayers and drummers from all three nations and messages from:

Seamus O’Regan, federal Minister of Natural Resources • Rick Wilson, Alberta Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Nancy Southern, Chair and CEO of ATCO
Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation • Chief Peter Powder, Mikisew Cree First Nation
Blue Eyes Simpson, Fort Chipewyan Metis Association

For a List of Webinar Prizes and Winners – Scroll to bottom of page

Media Coverage

Check out the media coverage of the 3NE Solar Launch.

CBC Media Coverage

Media Resources

Download Video Clips, B-Roll and Stills Here

 be sure to download “Original” version for full resolution

Three Nations Energy News Release Apr.6, 2021
Three Nations Energy News Release Nov.18, 2020
ATCO News Release Nov.18, 2020

Videos from 3NE Solar Launch

3NE Solar Launch Celebration (9 minutes)

Highlight video of the Three Nations Energy Solar Launch Celebration in Fort Chipewyan  on Nov. 17, 2020. Includes: prayer highlights, drummers, First Nation Leadership, and an ATCO representative.

3NE Solar Launch Celebration (51 minutes)

This is the full video of the Three Nations Energy Solar Launch Celebration held at the solar farm in Fort Chipewyan  Nov. 17, 2020. Includes: Elder Prayers, Drummers, First Nation Leadership speeches, ATCO speech, messages from Seamus O’Regan (Minister of NRCan), and Nancy Southern (CEO ATCO) and tea dance at the end.

Green Energy Futures video episode

Video story on Three Nations Energy community-owned 2.2 megawatt solar project in Fort Chipewyan. Green Energy Futures also produced a blog, photos and a CKUA Radio feature on the project. Watch for two more video stories on Three Nations solar cabins coming soon!

Also see Green Energy Futures Blog and CKUA Radio Podcast

Seamus O’Regan, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources

Remarks on the occasion of the official launch of the Three Nations Energy 2.2-megawatt solar project in Fort Chipewyan.

Rick Wilson, Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations

Remarks on the launch of the Three Nations Energy 2.2 megawatt solar project in Fort Chipewyan.

Nancy Southern CEO of ATCO

Remarks on the launch of the Three Nations Energy 2.2 megawatt solar project in Fort Chipewyan.

3NE Solar “Grand Opening” webinar (2 hours)

Here is the Story of how the Three Nations Energy solar project came came to be. 

Video chapters:

  • Launch Highlights Video
  • Draw Prizes parts 1+2
  • 3NE Solar Story by Rob Macintosh of Greenplanet Energy Analytics
  • Green Energy Futures video story on the project.

Three Nations Energy Nov. 18 Webinar
Draw Prize Winners

Download List of Prizes and Winners