Gull Bay First Nation (Kiashke Zaaging Anishnaabek)
The Gull Bay Diesel Generating Station (DGS) has 3 Generators ranging from 180-450 kW providing electrical power and distribution for the over 270 (2022) on-reserve residents of the road-access, Ojibway community located on the west side of Lake Nipigon.
GIIZIS ENERGY SOLAR STORAGE MICRO GRID PROJECT
August 16, 2019 was the official opening of the Giizis Energy Micro Grid in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation), a fully integrated solar power and renewable energy-storage system that’s 100% community owned! We’re proud to be a contributor and the operating partner of this unique project.
Aerial view of the Giizis Energy Micro Grid in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation)
The project integrates solar photovoltaic power, battery energy storage, and a micro grid controller to the existing Hydro One Remotes diesel generating station providing clean solar power that offsets diesel use. Energy use in the community switches from diesel to solar power as solar energy becomes available, reducing diesel use by approximately 25% a year.
Hydro One Remotes staff conducting tours of the DGS station during the grand opening celebration of the Giizis Energy Micro Grid (2019).
For more information on the project visit: gullbayfirstnation.com/mashkawiziiwin-energy
For more information on Gull Bay First Nation visit: here and gullbayfirstnation.com