Dedication of the Wind Farm
June 28, 2022
A six-turbine wind farm was officially inaugurated Monday in Montérégie on Montreal’s South Shore in the presence of several officials from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community of Kahnawà:ke and others dignitaries, including the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Québec & Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard; the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonatan Julien; the Minister of Higher Education and MNA for Sanguinet, Danielle McCann; the Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, Michael Delisle; the MNA for Huntingdon, Claire IsaBelle; the Mayor of Saint-Michel, Jean-Guy Hamelin; the Acting Mayor of Saint-Rémi, Diane Soucy; the Chief Executive Officer of Tewatohnhi’saktha, and President of Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies, Bud Morris; and the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kruger Energy, Jean Roy.
The six Des Culture Wind Farm turbines stand in the southern portion of the towns of Saint-Rémi and Saint-Michel, a few kilometres from Kahnawake. The $70 million project is a partnership between Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energy and Kruger Energy is expected to provide electricity to more than 2,500 homes, and will allow for the sale of renewable electricity to Hydro-Québec.
“As a community owned partner in Des Cultures, Kahnawà:ke is extremely proud to be part of this project which is more than just an economic venture. Des Cultures demonstrates what we can accomplish when we all work together to help balance the needs of the people and the needs of the planet while generating prosperity for all the stakeholders involved. For me, this is what reconciliation between our peoples looks like, and I thank Kruger Energy and Hydro-Québec, the communities of Saint-Rémi and Saint-Michel, and everyone else who helped make this dream a reality.” – Bud Morris, Chief Operations Officer, Tewatohnhi’saktha, and President, Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies