Regina, Sask — The Northern First National Home Retrofit Program, through SaskPower, received a $2.8 million investment via the federal government. The company will also contribute more than $1 million to support the project.
“SaskPower understands that for many of our customers in Northern Saskatchewan, heating makes up a large part of their electrical costs,” said Troy King, interim president and CEO of SaskPower. “We also realize that making one’s home more efficient can be both expensive and challenging, especially in some Northern communities. ”
The Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program is designed to lower energy costs for Northern First Nations, most of whom rely on electric power for their heating systems.
Over the lifetime of the project, SaskPower plans to see a cumulative reduction of about 16,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.