Canada and British Columbia invest in 14 CleanBC infrastructure projects across the province to create cleaner, stronger communities   

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Backgrounder : Canada and British Columbia invest in 14 CleanBC infrastructure projects across the province to create cleaner, stronger communities

Joint federal and provincial funding through the CleanBC Communities Fund under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 14 projects in British Columbia. Introduced in 2018, the CleanBC Communities Fund promotes cleaner energy and reduced emissions in communities across the province. The projects announced yesterday will retrofit local facilities to enhance energy efficiency, increase renewable energy sources, and improve access to clean transportation.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $18.5, and the Government of British Columbia is contributing over $14.3 million in these 14 projects through the second intake of CleanBC Communities Fund, under the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Contributions from municipal, First Nation and non-profit recipients total more than $10.9 million.

Project Information:

Recipients

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation / Municipal / Other Funding

Abbotsford

Biogas Upgrading Technology at JAMES Plant

Add biogas upgrading equipment to the JAMES Wastewater Treatment Plant, establish an on-site renewable gas connection for an external gas pipeline, and perform related works

$1,287,000

$3,431,785

$1,716,215

Haida Gwaii

Skidegate Band Council TLL Yahda Energy Solar Farm

Build a solar panel farm with battery storage, and perform associated electrical and site work

$3,039,485

$0

$1,013,162

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Sarita River Hydro*

Build a grid-connected hydropower station with approximately 5.4 MW capacity and related infrastructure to provide energy security for the Huu-ay-aht First Nation and neighbouring communities on the west coast of central Vancouver Island

$3,916,666

$783,333 

$522,223

Metro Vancouver

Wastewater Treatment Plant Heat Recovery

Install renewable energy producing equipment at the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, including a heat recovery system and wastewater infrastructure

$2,141,552

$1,784,448

$1,427,880

Nanaimo

French Creek Pollution Control Centre Heat Recovery and Solar Energy

Upgrade wastewater and heating, ventilation and air conditioning infrastructure, and install solar panels and heat recovery equipment

$400,007

$333,305

$266,706

Nelson

Civic Centre Low-Carbon Heritage Renewal

Upgrade the roof, walls, windows, and doors, and install new energy-recovery ventilators and a heat-recovery chiller

$1,058,844

$2,823,408

$1,411,969

Penelakut Island First Nation

Solar Resilience Initiative

Install solar panel arrays, and establish back-up power for the community centre through battery banks

$184,828

$0

$61,610

Penticton

Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging Infrastructure**

Install four direct-current-fast-charging stations for vehicles and perform electric upgrades to support charging demand to expand electric vehicle charging network

$134,761

$112,290

$89,853

Powell River

Recreation Complex Ice Plant Heat Recovery

Add a heat recovery system to the ice plant, utilizing space and pool heating systems.

$846,589

$705,420

$564,465

Prince George

 Kin Centre Arenas Refrigeration & Energy Recovery Upgrades

Add a heat recovery system to the ammonia refrigeration plant, and upgrade the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems

$1,778,000

$1,481,518

$1,185,482

Saanich

G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre Heat Recovery & Mechanical Upgrade

Upgrade and install new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components, including heat recovery mechanisms

$1,574,099

$1,311,618

$1,049,531

Victoria

Oaklands Community Centre: HVAC & Control System Replacement

Install new heat recovery ventilator and heat pumps, replace electric heaters, and upgrade the building control system

$94,025

$78,346

$62,692

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association

Retrofits for Low-Income Housing

Upgrade the building envelope, ventilation system, space heating, and domestic water heating for 26 affordable/social housing units

$867,692

$542,307

$759,232

Whistler

Sea to Sky Electric Vehicle Network Expansion

Expand the existing Sea-to-Sky Electric Vehicle Charging Network by adding approximately 28 dual-port Level-2 and 13 direct-current fast-charging stations and making necessary upgrades to the electrical grid to handle future charging demand

$1,190,296

$991,814

$793,632

*Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all related requirements. **Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups.

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