Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Clean-energy fund shines light on renewables

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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Clean-energy fund shines light on renewables

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Edward Hill
Media Relations Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation 250 356-5831
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Edward Hill
Media Relations Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation 250 356-5831

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First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund 2016 projects

Equity funding:

Kwadacha Nation, 570 kilometres north of Prince George, received $400,000 to build a bioenergy system to offset diesel generation.

Dease River First Nation, just south of the Yukon border, received $120,000 for energy-efficiency retrofits in community buildings and homes.

Xeni Gwet’in First Nations in the Nemiah Valley received $250,000 for the first phase of a hybrid solar electrical system for the community.

Capacity funding:

Huu-ay-aht First Nations, near Port Alberni, received $10,000 to explore the potential for a run-of-river hydroelectric facility on the Sarita River.

Splatsin, near Enderby, received $25,400 to develop a community clean-energy plan to generate electricity.

Tla’amin First Nation, near Powell River, received $40,000 for a feasibility study of the Sliammon River Hydroelectric Project.

Dzawadaenuxw First Nation, near Port McNeil, received $40,000 to conduct a hydrological study.

Kitselas First Nation, near Kitimat, received $10,000 to study a potential partnership in a geothermal project.

Skeetchestn Indian Band, near Kamloops, received $30,000 to explore wind and solar resources.

Okanagan Nation, near Kelowna, received $18,000 to study the feasibility of solar buildings and a microgrid system.

Ditidaht First Nations, near Port Renfrew, received $10,000 to study a run-of-river hydroelectric project on the Little Nitinat River.

Lake Cowichan First Nation received $30,000 to assess hydro and solar options.

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