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


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:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation / Municipal / Other Funding


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




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




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




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





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





Civic Centre Low-Carbon Heritage Renewal

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




Penelakut Island First Nation

Solar Resilience Initiative

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





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




Powell River

Recreation Complex Ice Plant Heat Recovery

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




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





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

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





Oaklands Community Centre: HVAC & Control System Replacement

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




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





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




*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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