Government Invests In First Nations Home Retrofits

The Canadian government’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will invest $2.8 million in SaskPower from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support its Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program, which this week is launching its application window for the year. SaskPower is also contributing over $1 million to support this project, which will provide energy efficiency home retrofits in participating First Nations communities. The program is designed to lower energy costs for Northern First Nations, most of whom are reliant on electric power for their heating systems, through retrofits for people's homes like improved insulation, upgraded pipes, and LED light installation. It is part of the ministry’s initiative to fight climate change while building a clean economy.