Enbridge Inc. and consortium Six Nations Energy Development announced plans to advance a new wind energy project southeast of Canada’s Weyburn, Saskatchewan, according to a June 24 press release.

The Seven Stars Energy project is expected to produce 200 megawatts of emissions-free power, enough to supply energy to 100,000 Saskatchewan homes annually, the release said.

The project will be developed, constructed and operated by a subsidiary of Enbridge, with operations targeted for 2027.

Enbridge said it is working to secure a long-term power purchase agreement with utility company SaskPower to support final investment decision, anticipated for 2025.

The partnership will also receive loan guarantees of up to $100 million from the Saskatchewan Indigenous Investment Finance Corp. (SIIFC).

Six Nations partners will have the opportunity to acquire equity ownership of at least 30% in the project, the release said.

Participating communities in Six Nations are Cowessess First Nation, George Gordon First Nation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Pasqua First Nation and White Bear First Nations.

"This is a game-changer for the Indigenous Nations, Métis and First Nations," said Chief Matthew Peigan of Pasqua First Nation. "This project will produce emissions-free electricity for Saskatchewan and provide a stable source of revenue that will benefit our people for many years to come. We are pleased Enbridge sees that meaningful Indigenous ownership is the way to build energy infrastructure in this country, and we look forward to developing this project together."