Thirteen additional First Nation communities to advance clean energy projects in British Columbia


August 30, 2019 – Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Traditional Territory / North Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Thirteen First Nations will receive early stage funding though the British Columbia Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI) to develop alternative energy projects in their communities.

Launched in 2016, the BCICEI is delivered in partnership with Western Economic Diversification, the Province of British Columbia and New Relationship Trust. To date, 31 Indigenous businesses have advanced clean energy projects through the BCICEI.

The projects announced today include:

Organization Project Description Location Funding
Ashcroft First Nation Solar Ashcroft, BC $76,950
Doig River First Nation Solar Rose Prairie, BC $150,000
Heiltsuk Nation Heat Pumps Bella Bella, BC $150,000
Hesquiaht First Nation Multiple Tofino, BC $150,000
Huu-ay-aht First Nation Water Port Alberni, BC $500,000
Kwadacha Nation Biomass Fort Ware, BC $38,775
Malahat First Nation Solar Mill Bay, BC  $150,000
Saulteau First Nations Solar Chetwynd, BC $150,000
Semiahmoo First Nation Waste to energy Surrey, BC  $150,000
Stein Valley Nlakapamux School Solar Lytton, BC $141,680
Tsihlqot'in National Government Solar Chilcotin, BC $250,000
West Moberly First Nation Wind Chetwynd, BC $500,000
Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Biomass Nemiah Valley, BC $99,603
TOTAL FUNDING FOR 2019/20                                                                      $2,507,008


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