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explains Mr. Chen. “They’re classified by the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) as off-grid communities since they are not connected to the North American electric grid. They rely on diesel-based generation, which is not very clean, especially when you take into account having to transport diesel into those communities by truck or plane.” Many of these communities belong to Canada’s First Nations and live in the more remote northern regions of Canada. The solution WISE implemented for the Kasabonika Lake community, in a successful partnership with engineering firm Hatch, the utilities company Hydro One, and Wenvor Technologies, involved installSUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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