BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and BC First Nations Forestry Council
Bioenergy power solutions for remote First Nation communities
The BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council, the BC First Nations Forestry Council, and BCBN were signatories to a tripartite collaboration agreement in the form of a memorandum of understanding.
This agreement was in regards to BC First Nations’ capacity-building opportunities relating to energy and economic development, in particular, bioenergy power solutions for off-grid or end-of-line First Nations communities.
The parties endeavoured to raise additional capital for use in provincial bioenergy projects, and sought to undertake at least one project in a First Nations community in BC. One objective of the fundraising was to raise capital from the federal government to support a number of First Nations bioenergy projects in BC.
The parties and their principals made progress regarding the development of a woody biomass-powered Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) system in the community of Fort Ware.