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Government of Alberta to fund energy efficiency upgrades on Tsuut’ina Sportsplex

June 1, 2018 — The government of Alberta has partnered with Tsuut’ina Nation to lower power bills at the community’s sportsplex and increase energy efficiency.


June 1, 2018
By Ellen Cools
L-R: Elder Gerald Meguinis

Through Alberta’s Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program, the Nation will receive a $2,156,686 grant that will be used to install a new ice plant in the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex. The ice plant, along with upgrades to the building’s water system, will help save the community up to $89,000 per year in electricity and heating costs over the next 30 years.

The new Seven Chiefs Sportsplex will also serve as a community centre and recreation facility. The Nation hopes it will also become a national training centre for Indigenous athletes.

The grant is part of $35 million in funding made available through the carbon levy in 2017-18.

Alberta’s Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program is designed to help Indigenous communities reduce their energy costs.

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