A partnership between SaskPower and the First Nations Power Authority will work to secure 40 megawatts of renewable energy set asides.
Wall says the partnership provides an opportunity for First Nations to lead the way in renewable energy in Saskatchewan.
“We asked SaskPower if they could help develop a partnership with the First Nations Power Authority to create a new entity that would be the conveyance, the vehicle, for a greater participation by our First Nations in the economic development around power generation.”
The renewable energy will come in the form of 20 megawatts of solar power and 20 megawatts of flare gas capture.
The First Nations Power Authority says the solar project would be financed by a group of First Nations, at which point the Saskatchewan government would buy the power.
The flare gas capture portion of the partnership will be developed by Flying Dust First Nation.
Friday’s promise goes along with Wall’s announcement in November, to move the province to 50 percent renewable power by 2030.