Des Cultures Wind Farm To Generate $1 Million a Year for Kahnawà:ke

Written by on 28 June 2022

Kahnawà:ke’s new wind farm in St Remi and St-Michel was officially dedicated on Monday. The $70 million dollar project has been in the works for nearly 20 years, but only got underway in the spring of 2018. The six turbines can power 2500 homes a year. They will generate economic benefits to Kahnawà:ke.

“In terms of dollars back into the community, we’re expecting approximately $1 million a year to start with,” Bud Morris, the CEO of Tewatohnhi’saktha and President of Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies, told K1037 News. “Then as we tune the turbines to get greater efficiency that number should increase. It will also increase due to the inflationary adjustments in our contract.”

Mike Delisle of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke says a project like this, while bringing in economic benefits to the community, is more about the environment.

“People talk about it as the wave of the future and it’s something we need to concentrate on,” Delisle said. “It’s the wave of the past now being concentrated on and it’s part of our heritage to ensure that we leave not only our grandchildren but seven generations forward something to be proud of and something that will be sustainable.”

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