SkyFire Energy Inc. Awarded Contract to Build 1Mega Watt Solar Array

The NGCI Board of Directors and Sundancer Team are thankful to all the companies who submitted LOI’s and proposals.

The request for proposals (RFP) was released for bid on November 1st, 2018.  The RFP was advertised on the NGCI and CanSIA websites.   Interested respondents were to submit a letter of interest (LOI) by November 30th, 2018 after which the technical documentation required to develop a proposal would be provided.   The deadline to submit the proposal was December 31st, 2018. Once all proposals were received, a team of three expert independent assessors (the Sundancer Team) reviewed the proposals and assisted the NGCI Board of Directors and CEO in selecting a proponent.

SkyFire Energy is a Calgary based company and is Western Canada’s leading solar contractor. SkyFire has designed and installed grid connected and off grid solar power systems throughout Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon. SkyFire’s experience includes the design and installation of hundreds of residential systems and many of the largest and most complex commercial photovoltaic systems in Western Canada.

The 1 Megawatt (MW) solar array will be called “Sundancer” and will be a (image here) distribution connected solar array located on six acres of Ermineskin Cree Nation lands.   The design will be built to allow Sundancer to grow to 2MW in Phase 2. A ground-breaking ceremony will be planned for spring 2019.

The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc.  was established by the Ermineskin Chief & Council on April 20, 2013.  A Band Council Resolution was passed to recruit a Board of Directors to govern and direct a President and CEO to manage NGCI.  NGCI Board of Directors work diligently with the President & CEO for business development, including startups, joint ventures and acquisitions for the benefit of Ermineskin Cree Nation.  100% shares of this company are owned by Ermineskin Cree Nation.