Community Energy Planning Project

About The Project:

The Smart Renewables Electrification Pathways Program (SREP) is a program that provides funding for renewable energy and electrical grid modernization projects from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). This project is through the capacity-building stream of the SREP projects, which aims to support communities to work towards greater energy autonomy and sovereignty while sharing knowledge, establishing skills, and building in-community experiences related to energy. The goals of this project are to:


  1. Build capacity within the communities of Lac La Ronge Indian Band to deliver on renewable energy projects.
  2. Increase the collective community’s understanding of energy planning, including energy efficiency and conservation
  3. Connect the community energy planning process to climate change goals
  4. Create inclusive opportunities for the entire community to learn about, participate in, and develop skills in community energy planning.
  5. Support LLRIB as they work towards greater energy autonomy and sovereignty.

As a result of this project, and as a step towards becoming more energy-autonomous, each of the six Lac La Ronge Indian Band communities will have developed a Community Energy Plan, establishing a secure energy future vision from the ground up.


Our Team:

Jason Cook-Studer: Project Manager

Juan Portilla: Community Energy Coordinator

Kelsey Sereda-Carlson: Community Energy Coordinator

Hillary Kyplain: Community Energy Coordinator


Facebook Page:

LLRIB Community Energy Planning Project | La Ronge SK | Facebook

More information and additional links:

Building Capacity with the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (