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Gull Bay, ON

ahtiht ohi metoni patosayihk mamawintowina kewetinoh Thunder Bay ka anskomohtek Ontario hydro grid mohkac ti isisipayik. Gull Bay First Nation maka ekwa miskamwak ta osehtamasotwaw ewko “micro grid’, namoya ekwayikohk apacihtawak diesel.

1930’s wi Ontario hydro authority ki maci osehtatwaw hydro electric kipahikana anta Lake Nipigon sipiya ka ki ohci isi wepenikepayikwaw. ohi maka ekwa ki ohpin isipayiw sakahikanihk taswpwa pastipihtawak nehiyaw mamawintowina ta ka wikitwaw wasakamihk. ayiwak nawac maka, e wanihtatwaw otaskiyiwaw, owikiwawa, ekwa eskopeya, emisowinatahkwaw kihkwahaskana, ahci namoya wihkac ohi mamawintowina eki  anskomohtekwaw ewko Ontario power grid. ekosi ekwa Gull Bay First Nation,  Ojibway mamwintowin nantaw nisto tipahikan kewitinohk Thunderbay  ki nitaw kakweskasowewak ekwo Ontario Power Generation ta wici osehtatwaw Canada’s mwecipeyakwaw solar micro grid. oma ka peyakwayihk metonih patosayihk power grid wi ta apacitaw solar amohcikana ta ka kahtina kakaywisiwin ekwa ta nastawak pemipayihcekekana. ekosi ekwa anima micro grid ka kisi kosehcikakehk ekwayikohk pisim kakayawisiwin, oma ekwa ka wicikepayik wehtamakipayiw Nation’s power plant ta kipitamihk esko ati mescipayikwawih  solar reserves. oyakihcikewak oma ka nokahtakwaw micro grid ka kisipinatawwak nantaw peyakwaw kisipakihtasowin  ekoci diesel fuel ekwa  kikwaya ka ihtakehtekwaw.

wehewew Melina Laboucan-Massimo itohtew Gull Bay First Nation ti ana micro grid ka kanawehcikew  AJ Esquega ka wisamat omamawintowinih. Chief Wilfred King ka mamskotamwat tansi Nations’ ka ki pemawimowik Ontario Power Group ohci, ekosi ekwa wicitasowak anima ohci nistam solar powered micro grid. ta ati kiskeyihtahk tansi isi atoskemakahkwaw ekwa ta ki apacihtahk ante metoni patosayihk mamawintowini, Melina ekwa itohtew University of Waterloo. ekota ekwa wapahtam micro grid test lab ta ka pimipayikwaw anihi solar amohcikana Canadian Solar ka osehtat. Melina kesitaw ewko ketahkamikahk acimowin ante Gull Lake ti AJ kaki nahawasciket  oskayah ta mamskohtahwaw ekwa ta wapahtewetwaw oma ka sohkiyehtamihk kanaci kakayawisiwin.

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