Three Nations Energy
Indigenous-Owned, Community-Driven, Clean Energy Projects
Three Nations Energy
WHO ARE WE
Jointly owned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the Mikisew Cree First Nation, and the Fort Chipewyan Métis Nation, Three Nations Energy GP Inc. was created in 2018 to bring clean, low carbon, affordable and reliable electricity to the community of Fort Chipewyan. Our goal was also to create a strong and efficient vehicle for indigenous ownership and operation of green energy solutions. We simply call ourselves “3NE”. The ABOUT 3NE Section of this website provides more background on each of our Nations, our journey in clean energy and sustainability action, and introduces you to our Board, our Management team, and how we do business.
Canada’s Largest Remote Community Solar Farm Project
The Latest News & Project Updates
3NE News – What are Heat Pumps?
If you’ve been hearing a lot about heat pumps but you still don’t really understand what one is, you’re not alone. Heat pumps have recently gained a lot of attention
Exploring Indoor Gardening
The ACFN indoor gardening unit is currently being renovated at its new location at the Fort Chipewyan Community High School. Designed and installed by Jonathan Luckhurst, an agricultural and food production expert
Aquaponics Harvest – Lots of Lettuce!
Staff and students at Fort Chipewyan Community High School had fun learning how to harvest the abundant leaf lettuce crop produced by the school’s aquaponics unit early in December. Jonathan Luckhurst, an
What Folks Are Saying
“Our people have a proud tradition of making our livelihood from the sustainable use of local renewable resources. We are committed to being good stewards of the land for future generations. Reducing carbon emissions by replacing imported diesel with our locally owned solar farm uses new technology to act on these values in a way that will increase our energy security and self-sufficiency.”
“We are already seeing the impacts of Climate Change on the Peace Athabasca Delta. Yes, our Nations are dependent for jobs and investment revenues on prosperity of the oilsands but that doesn’t mean forcing us into a false choice between a strong fossil fuel industry and protecting climate and the environment. We can do both. It all starts with what we do here at home, cleaning up our own emissions like this solar farm will do for electricity in Fort Chip.”
“The 3NE Solar Farm Partnership demonstrates how Cree, Dene and Metis peoples of the Delta can work together to bring new technologies into our communities. This builds the capacity of our own tradespeople, workers, and contractors to participate in the emerging green energy sector – just as we now play a major role contributing to the success of the fossil fuel industry of Alberta. We extend our thanks to ATCO, Alberta, and Canada for their partnership roles in the Solar Farm.”
“This outstanding project showcases how industry and Indigenous communities can work together to develop sustainable and renewable energy solutions that will benefit today’s and future generations. Partnering with Indigenous communities in a meaningful economic way is something we take very seriously. Together with 3NE, we are fostering community ownership and self-sustaining economic development through job creation, investment in infrastructure, and revenue from the sale of clean power.”
“I would like to congratulate Three Nations Energy GP Inc. and partners for completing the largest solar energy system in a remote community in Canada. This is a model for Canada’s green energy future – one that is Indigenous led.”
“Opening the 3NE solar farm gives the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort Chipewyan Métis Association the power to heat and light their community. Indigenous people must have an equity stake in resource projects if there’s going to be a healthy future for our vital resource industries and for communities to prosper. Projects like this one will benefit generations to come.”