Energy Solutions That Work For Remote Communities.

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Renewable energy sources as a means to generate electricity and enhance the cultural, environmental, social, and economic prosperity of the Haida islands’ community.

The Council of the Haida Nation

The CleanTech Community Gateway’s first initiative is with the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN). The project aims to assist the CHN and the residents of Haida Gwaii in achieving their stated vision of having their local energy requirements met wholly through renewable resources.

The project is focused on identifying, evaluating and recommending integrated energy system options for the CHN to put into action. CTCG takes a balanced approach to its work and consciously adheres to the need for community involvement, transparency, decision-making and ownership throughout the process.

It is anticipated that the Haida Gwaii initiative will create a template to assist neighboring Central and North Coast communities in transitioning away from diesel-dependence and towards a sustainable future based on wholly renewable, clean energy technologies.

BC’s First Nations are keen to be active participants in contributing to a local green economy. Likewise, the CHN have expressed interest in moving away from their current reliance on diesel to renewable energy sources as a means to generate electricity and to enhance the cultural, environmental, social, and economic prosperity of the Haida Islands’ community.

Currently, Haida Gwaii is in the middle of an RFEOI process to investigate options to put an end to diesel power generation and provide their northern electrical grid with renewable electricity.

Additional Projects

CTCG has been involved in a wide variety of projects since its inception, including:

  • Investigating the business-case potential for renewable energy technologies for remote communities in Canada
  • Evaluating the economic feasibility of renewable electricity paired with storage technologies in remote micro grids
  • Assessing potential uses for waste heat from a biomass power plant, including district heating and greenhouse feasibility
  • Developing CTCG’s Planning for Prosperity series consists of briefing papers tackling cleantech issues of relevance to rural and remote communities

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