Canadian Biomass Magazine

Saskatchewan bioenergy centre will produce enough electricity to power 5,000 homes

April 29, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

Meadow Lake Tribal Council’s (MLTC) future bioenergy centre is expected to create 6.6 megawatts of baseload electricity to service about 5,000 homes with power in MLTC communities.

Located near the MLTC’s NorSask Sawmill, the centre will use waste wood to create carbon-neutral green power. Construction of the facility has been underway for about a year, and will replace one of Canada’s last beehive burners that burned wood residuals from the neighbouring sawmill and emitted smoke into the atmosphere. The MLTC will own and operate the centre, creating jobs for its members.

“I see it as a sense of ownership for our community members right now and also showing the province and also Canada that we’re economic drivers,” MLTC Chief Richard Ben told CTV News.

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