B.C. First Nation gets nearly $16M funding for off-grid solar farm

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The Canadian Press

Posted April 19, 2024 9:39 pm

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A First Nation in central British Columbia will build what the federal government says will likely be the largest off-grid solar project in Canada.
Nearly $16 million in federal and provincial funding is going toward the solar farm in Anahim Lake, home to the Ulkatcho First Nation, where power is currently diesel-generated.

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Infrastructure Canada says in a news release that the project will reduce the need for diesel generation in the remote community by about 64 per cent, equal to 1.1 million litres less of diesel a year. Story continues below advertisement

The power plant will be built by the Ulkatcho Energy Corporation.

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BC Hydro says the project is expected to generate 3.8 megawatts, enough to power approximately 350 homes.

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The statement says BC Hydro will buy the solar energy and integrate it into power lines and a battery storage system to serve the community.

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