AJ Esquega comes from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation (KZA), an Ojibwe Community on the Western Shoreline of Lake Nipigon in Northwestern Ontario. A former Councillor to KZA and graduate of the 2017 Indigenous Clean Energy 20/20 Catalyst program, AJ is heavily equipped with confidence and resources to bring KZA Energy projects to the next level. Hired in March of 2017, he became the communities Mashkawiziiwin Energy Projects Coordinator, the official liaison between the Community, Chief and Council, Industry partners and agencies in his first major project – The Gull Bay Giizis Energy Micro Grid Project, Canada’s FIRST fully integrated remote renewable energy storage micro grid. Soon to owned and operated 100% by KZA, the Solar Photovoltaic Array, Micro Grid Controller, and battery energy storage system has already witnessed thousands of litres of diesel fuel reduction while in it’s testing and commissioning process! A clean energy future is on the horizon.