Opasatika Outfitter Takes A Shine To Solar Power
McGuinty Government Helps Energy Conversion Project
A tourist operator in Northeastern Ontario is tapping a clean energy source to reduce operating costs.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $51,860 to enable Rufus Lake Outfitters to convert from diesel to a solar power generating system. The camp is off the hydro grid and is located in a sheltered bay on Rufus Lake, south of the Town of Opasatika.
- Rufus Lake Outfitters is located approximately 40 miles south of the village of Opasatika and 56 miles south west of the town of Kapuskasing, off Highway 11.
- The NOHFC’s Northern Energy Program is designed to help northern businesses and organizations capitalize on energy opportunities, pursue clean alternatives and reduce their demand on external energy sources.
“Our government believes that opting for alternative energy sources will protect the northern ecology and help northern tourist camps thrive and take advantage of the growing eco-tourism market.”