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Remote Community Implementation Program

A program to support clean energy solutions

Note: The most recent RCI funding application round closed March 15, 2013. Thanks to all applicants.

BC's remote communities face the challenge of generating their own energy, the majority of which comes from diesel generators. Diesel power generation, however, is a significant contributor to poor air quality and climate change.

The Remote Community Implementation (RCI) Program assists BC’s remote communities in reducing their dependence on diesel generation by funding capital costs of implementation or construction of clean energy systems, such as hydro, wind and solar energy. It is designed to complement other funding programs that are available to assist communities in clean energy planning and research. (Note: feasibility or research studies are ineligible for RCI funding.)

The RCI Program coordinates a community-to-community mentorship program, including mentorships on solar energy.

The Fraser Basin Council has administered the RCI since it was introduced in 2009 as an independent initiative under the Community Action on Energy and Emissions (CAEE) program. FBC receives guidance from an external advisory committee, including representatives from First Nations organizations, provincial and federal departments, and utilities.

Learn More

For more information, contact Jim Vanderwal.


Photo (top inset) courtesy of Taku River Tlingit First Nation

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351