Kingfisher Lake First Nation’s Diesel Generating Station (DGS) Upgrade is now complete! Pictured here is Chief Mamakwa starting up the new 1MW generator and Project Team representatives from Kingfisher Lake First Nation, INAC, Hydro One Remote Communities Inc., and Shibogama First Nations Council. The new upgrades have increased the DGS plant rating to 1055kW, which means that the hydro connection restrictions that were imposed on the community in 2012 have now been removed, and additional houses and other buildings can now be connected to hydro.
Yesterday, Chief James Mamakwa (Kingfisher Lake), Laura Sayers and Stu Finn (STS) (pictured here) took the opportunity for a 'selfie' while flipping the power switch on for the Omahamo Store's Solar Photovoltaic System. Kingfisher Lake has successfully used Solar PV on the roof of the Water Treatment Plant (10kW) since 2013, saving approximately $1000/month on the hydro bill. In 2015, an additional 9.25kW was installed on the Omahamo Store roof, connected to the net-metered system at the Water Treatment Plant.