High Falls

Lac LaCroix Solar Park (Lac LaCroix First Nation)

The Lac LaCroix First Nation (LLCFN) and GPC have been long-standing partners on their headline development of the High Falls hydroelectric generating station among other renewable energy projects. One of these is the development of a 5MW ground-mount solar park to be located on the LLCFN reserve and leveraging the transmission infrastructure created by the High Falls project.

LLCFN is located approximately half-way between Thunder Bay and Fort Frances, Ontario at the Ontario-Minnesota border on beautiful Lac LaCroix and adjacent to Quetico Provincial Park. 

The proposed project will produce approximately 7,000 MWh of clean power for the province of Ontario each year and is currently awaiting a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Contract from the Ontario Power Authority.

A fixed panel installation has been chosen to facilitate maintenance and to ensure that the panels can function optimally in the harsh winters experienced in the region.

Approximately 50 acres of otherwise low-value lands will be used for the project, which will provide employment and economic activity for one of the most remote, road accessible First Nations in Ontario.

LLCFN are GPC will be partners in the development of the project with full ownership of the asset forecast to transition to LLCFN within the duration of the FIT Contract (<20 years).