West Moberly First Nations to receive funding for geothermal project

By Ed Hitchins Local Journalism Initiative  24/05/2024 14:36 West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) will receive $299,404 toward a new geothermal project. The funds come from the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI), a partnership between the federal and provincial governments and the Vancouver-based non-profit New Relationship Trust. West Moberly is among 35 First Nations provincewide to receive $9.8 billion in funding toward various renewable energy projects. The clean energy projects vary in size, ranging from air-source heat pumps to conducting a feasibility study for a 40-megawatt wind project. In WMFN’s case, the funds will go toward the project design and engineering for a geothermal facility that will provide heat to a commercial-scale greenhouse. This is not West Moberly’s first alternative energy project. In 2021, the First Nation announced the launch…

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