One-on-One Support Program
Fraser Basin Council is offering a One-on-One Support Program as part of its First Nations Home EnergySave initiative. The objectives of this program are to:
Participants in the One-on-One Support Program have access to ongoing advice for current energy efficiency projects, advice and support for funding applications, and connections to support organizations. In addition, the program provides up to $5,000 for community capacity building and training that participants are free to design themselves.
Lytton’s Solar Energy Workshop
Lytton First Nation hosted the Lytton Solar Energy Workshop on May 30, 2017 for Lytton community members as well as surrounding Nations. Presenters included W Dusk Group, Canadian Energy, and BC Hydro. BC Hydro’s outreach team hosted a booth providing tips and advice around saving energy for homes. W Dusk Group spoke about working with First Nations around BC on solar energy installations.
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw: Learning about Green Technologies from the Haida Nation
Given the high cost of electricity in the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation (GNN), the community wanted to develop a Community Energy Plan and to explore alternative, energy efficient technologies. Two representatives from the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Band Office traveled to Skidegate, Haida Gwaii to consult with representatives on their approach to the Community Energy Plan and how to use alternative technologies to reduce the cost of electricity in the community. GNN also aimed to learn how to encourage self-sufficiency in providing community energy needs and eliminate their dependency on diesel power generation.