Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA) is an Ojibwe community located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon. It is 200 km north of the City of Thunder Bay and 45 km south of the municipality of Armstrong. KZA has a registered membership of 1,375 people, with approximately 328 members living in the community. Power projects completed by Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (now Ontario Power Generation) between 1918 and 1950 flooded the community, damaging homes and destroying burial grounds.
In 2018, the community received national recognition for the development of Canada’s first fully integrated microgrid that uses solar energy to replace diesel generation.