Energy projects come in all shapes, sizes and impacts. The resources in this section are meant to provide additional insight so that First Nations can make more informed decisions when it comes to energy.
Energy projects start with strong leadership and an ability to build a comprehensive strategy around economic development.
Energy Project Lifecycle
2. Team Assembly
Energy project teams need to gather and focus a multi-disciplinary group of goal-oriented, problem-solvers.
Energy opportunities are examined from every angle to determine social, cultural, environmental and financial viability.
4. Negotiating with Industry Proponents
Engage with industry proponents along clear, objective criteria accounting for risk, ownership structure, financing and incentives.
5. Project Implementation
Training, jobs, better infrastructure and possible earnings will flow to First Nations during construction and operation phases.
Detail at an energy project’s twilight is just as vital as at its other phases to ensure environmental safety.
7. Project Evaluation
Knowledge gathered and shared during the entire energy project lifecycle will inform future opportunities and strengthen community capacity.