Chilliwack – The Ts’elxweyeqw is receiving $30,000 from the B.C. Government to fund the Chilliwack River Valley Renewable Energy Plan. This funding is part of the latest investment being made through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, which is helping eight First Nations communities across the province to pursue their clean energy goals.

Project Details:
  • The funding will assist in evaluating potential run-of-river hydro power projects in the Ts’elxweyeqw’s Traditional Territory.
  • The funding will also assist in the creation of a renewable energy plan intended to be a basis for discussion for run-of-river hydro power development for the community.
Additional information:

  • The first revenue-sharing agreement under the fund, signed in March 2013, provides the Tahltan Nation with a portion of water rentals and land rents charged for the Forrest Kerr hydroelectric project.
  • B.C. has just reached the second revenue-sharing agreement under the fund, enabling the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation to share revenue from the Haa-ak-suuk Creek Power Project.
  • Further revenue-sharing agreements are expected to be announced in the near future.

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