Pelican Lake Bioenergy Project

The proposed Pelican Lake First Nation (PLFN) Bioenergy Project is an energy project designed to produce approximately 6.5 megawatts of power through the combustion of wood fibre. The objective of the Project is to augment the current energy supply from Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) and provide a reliable source of renewable energy to the PLFN. The Project will use approximately 56,000 metric tonnes of fibre per year sourced from within 100 km of the Site. Fibre will be obtained primarily from hog fuel from Carrier Forest Product Ltd.'s Big River sawmill operations, which are currently being combusted in their beehive burner, and secondarily from forest slash piles. The Project will receive all the biomass hog fuel for the bioenergy facility. The proposed Project area is approximately 4.4 hectares (ha) in size; structures to be built  as part of the Project include the biomass energy plant, site trailers, administration building, scale, fire pond, project construction / laydown area, and a fuel handling and storage area. The Project site is located on undeveloped, previously forested land that was harvested in 2021. Several wetlands and watercourses occur in the area, but no other notable environmental features were identified during the field assessment.

Latest update

February 7, 2024 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination for the Pelican Lake Bio Energy Project ( and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Pelican Lake Bio Energy Project - February 7, 2024
1 Notice of Intent -Start of Public Comment Period - October 6, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Pelican Lake First Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Alternative Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Pelican Lake First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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