Energy Solutions That Work For Remote Communities.

What We Do

We provide communities with the resources required to transition to clean energy systems for electricity, heating, and transportation. We believe in empowering the communities we work with by ensuring that energy systems maximize benefit to the community, through economic development, job creation, waste management, and environmental stewardship.

Scenarios

Energy planning scenario

Problem

High Ridge is an off-grid community relying on diesel power for electricity, and heating oil and wood for space and hot water heating. Fuels are becoming increasingly expensive to buy and transport to the community and citizens are tired of the noise and emissions coming from the generators.

Approach

The community hires CTCG to assist in creating an energy plan to transition them to renewable energy. CTCG works with the community to understand the current energy usage and associated costs. They then go to work identifying and designing a system that utilizes the renewable resources available to the community.

Solutions

CTCG identifies that the community has a large amount of woody biomass waste and strong wind resources. In consultation with the community and technology suppliers, CTCG sets out a plan for a biomass district heating system and electricity generation from wind turbines to displace diesel and heating fuels. The new systems are expected to bring a high return on investment to the community, in addition to creating local jobs and retaining energy dollars in the community.

Project Facilitation Scenario

Problem

The community of Chilco has been investigating renewable energy projects, in part to generate economic development opportunities, however they are unsure how they should fund the project. They are also wondering how different business models will affect the project.

Approach

The community approaches CTCG for advisory services and CTCG outlines the potential advantages and disadvantages for various business models and financing approaches, providing recommendations moving forward. CTCG also advises the community of various funding opportunities and partnerships that may be advantageous when pursuing future projects.

Solutions

The community moves forward with feasibility studies and applies for a low-interest government loan for capital investments on a hydropower project. They decide to partner with a neighboring community to leverage additional funding and share the risk associated with the project.