Yellowknives Dene First Nation, NWT
Wesley Lines is a member of Yellowknives Dene First Nation and grew up in Ndilǫ, Northwest Territories. He is an Electrical Engineer working at BC Hydro. Wesley holds a master’s degree in Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Energy Manager.
He’s very passionate about developing clean energy projects to offset diesel consumption in off-grid communities. He believes these projects can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the likelihood of environmental spills, reduce energy costs, and bring economic prosperity to Indigenous nations. He is keenly interested in the technical and economic modeling of integrating high penetration renewables with battery storage in diesel microgrids.