Oinpegitjoig Wind Project

Investing in projects that promote clean energy solutions is key to creating a strong low-carbon economy and sustainable future for generations to come.
Pabineau First Nation, in partnership with Natural Forces, is developing and constructing a single turbine wind project located approximately four kilometers southwest of Richibucto, New Brunswick. The project consists of a 3.5 megawatt turbine that will be connected to the existing electrical infrastructure and is projected to supply enough electricity to power approximately 900 homes. The partnership between the First Nation and Natural Forces has also secured a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with NB Power. 
Indigenous Services Canada provided $1 million under the Community Opportunity Readiness Program to support Pabineau First Nation’s ownership in the wind project with Natural Forces. The project will provide stable revenue for the First Nation as guaranteed by the Power Purchase Agreement. The project will also create full-time jobs throughout its construction and operation and will contribute to community economic development.