this is first renewable

about us

First Renewable Energy Partners have considerable experience in facilitating development of multi-sectoral projects. We have also worked with Indigenous communities and their organizations.

We are trained and experienced in Indigenous community economic development and see Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan as a major opportunity to strengthen the Indigenous entrepreneurship ecosystem in ways that will yield a stream of ongoing benefits for generations to come.

our mission

To build the capacity that enables and sustains Indigenous participation in renewable energy.

our vision

Clean energy supplied by Indigenous-owned infrastructure.

our position

We create an authentic space between Indigenous and Western worlds. It is our awareness, sensitivity and commitment to Reconciliation that uniquely positions us to help industry implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action Number 92.

our principles

We support, not lead, the pursuit of Indigenous economic independence and self-determination. This is a choice Indigenous people make. They define what they want, we then help them achieve this.


We seek to understand and respect the multiple perspectives, positions and objectives of all stakeholders: Indigenous, industry and government. Only then will we be able to create authentic partnerships and define shared outcomes.

our commitment

First Renewable Energy Partners invests 10% of its profits in Indigenous capacity building initiatives.

meet the team

Joseph Duperreault


Aaron Bird

Vice President, Indigenous Partnerships

robert brassard

Vice President, Development

our experience

Ask us about our work with the Paul First Nation, a 40 MW solar project which is expected to create over $800k/year of net income and community jobs during construction and post-construction phases.

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