Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd. (Kikinaw) is a 100% Indigenous-owned (Saulteau First Nations) maintenance and construction contractor providing Electrical, Wind Energy construction, and Wind Energy Operation and Maintenance services. Kikinaw (pronounced “kee-gi-no”) is located in Fort St. John, British Columbia, with a business development office in Calgary, Alberta. In pursuit of our vision to “Inspire a Clean Future in Energy”, Kikinaw serves the Wind Energy and
Our audited safety and quality management systems ensure our services are safe and dependable, while our internal processes allow our operation to perform agile and cost-effective. Kikinaw is registered with Technical Safety BC as a Class-A electrical contractor and maintains compliance with ISNetworld, Complyworks, Avetta, and Energy Safety Canada. ISO9001:2015 certified, Kikinaw has experience with many major Wind Turbine manufacturers and North American developers. Our specialized Wind Energy professionals are active across Canada and have installed or maintained over 3,500MW of Wind Turbine Generators from coast-to-coast.
Kikinaw (“our home” in the Cree language) is a process-driven organization that strives to create unparalleled value for our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and our communities. We believe when our behaviours are aligned with our corporate values of being Accountable, Dependable, Honest, and Driven, our involvement in the energy sector can make a difference.
Inspire a Clean Future in Energy
Our mission is to build industry, develop communities, and empower people.
Statement of Values
- Accountable – We take responsibility for the well-being of our stakeholders, environment, and organization.
- Dependable – Reliable people and products.
- Honest – We respect our ethics and conduct ourselves with integrity.
- Driven – Our objectives motivate us, and we aim for continuous improvement.
The Kikinaw Story
As the president of Kikinaw Energy Services, Kory Wood is actively involved in promoting the British Columbia Peace region, local industry and First Nations.
Kory is a proud member of the Saulteau First Nations and long time resident of the Peace River region, growing up in Chetwynd, BC.
For four years Kory worked with youth from the Blueberry River First Nations, located 80km north of Fort St. John, BC. Through this work he found a passion for helping and working with First Nations people, something he has continued to do as President of Kikinaw Energy Services through the provision of training and employment opportunities for local stakeholders and First Nations people.
As a young adult, Kory began working in various industries as an Electrician Apprentice. He obtained his Red Seal Certification in the electrician trade in 2011. In 2012, Kory gained his contractor’s licence in the form of a field safety representative certification from the BC Safety Authority.
With these credentials, Kory began Deldeko Industries Ltd. in 2013. Deldeko Industries was awarded their first electrical contract for upgrades at Blueberry River First Nations.
By summer 2013, Deldeko expanded to four employees and became the preferred electrical service provider at the Willow Creek & Brule Mines in Chetwynd, British Columbia.
Kikinaw Energy Services was incorporated in December of 2013. In 2014, Kikinaw landed their first large contract for labour support at the Pine River Gas Plant Turnaround. Shortly after, Kikinaw obtained a Master Service Agreement (MSA) from Vestas Canadian Wind Technologies and grew to over 10 full-time employees. Renewal of this MSA in 2015, allowed Kikinaw to expand their operations to various Wind Parks across Western Canada.
Growth in services, revenue and manpower continued in 2015 for Kikinaw. In early 2016, 2 privately held companies acquired minority interest in Kikinaw Energy Services. The ownership group brought a new level of capabilities and experience that supported Kikinaw in growth and development.
2017 was a big year for Kikinaw as the company expanded to almost 50 employees and began servicing various Wind Energy projects in the Maritimes, Ontario and Western Canada. Kikinaw was awarded as "Indigenous Business of the Year" at the 2018 BC Indigenous Business Awards. In January 2020, Kory acquired all remaining shares to become the sole owner of Kikinaw making the unique venture 100% Indigenous-owned.