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Lutsel K’e is a remote indigenous community, located on the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake in Northwest Territories. It is not connected to the North American electricity grid, is off the piped natural gas network, and not accessible by road.

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team has worked with the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and it’s business development arm, Denesoline Corporation, on projects to provide the community with renewable energy and training. These projects have the potential for replication in the other 200 diesel powered Indigenous communities, reducing fossil fuel use and resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality and socioeconomic benefits.