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Alternative Energy

Sault Ste. Marie and region has experienced exceptional growth in the past years in the alternative energy sector. In order to continue the momentum, support new companies and drive innovative projects in the community SSMIC will actively work to support the alternative energy sector in the Algoma region.

SSMIC is part of an Alternative Energy Task Team that is made of represententatives from the public and private sectors.  The mission of the team is to ensure that “Sault Ste. Marie will create the conditions to attract technologies, expertise and capital to our community that will result in an increase in related employment, economic activity, and quality of life, specifically in the field of alternative energy and efficient energy utilization.”

The current landscape of the alternative energy sector in Sault Ste. Marie certainly provides reason for encouragement. The community has established itself as a leader and will need to capitalize on this momentum. The major components of the alternative energy sector that will be focused on are:

  • Energy Recovery – such as the Essar co-generation and proposed St. Mary’s co-gen
  • Energy Production – such as Pod Solar and Brookfield’s Prince Wind Farm
  • Conservation and System Efficiency
  • Municipal Environmental Initiatives
  • Education and Training
  • Energy Products and Services – these are professional services such as engineering and manufacturing jobs

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