The Remote Community Implementation Program coordinates community-to-community mentorships to help remote communities in BC that are new to the development of clean energy projects.
A community that has gained experience in clean energy projects can share lessons through mentorship. It’s a practical opportunity to reduce BC’s dependence on fossil fuel, cut energy costs and emissions, and advance local sustainability goals.
Mentors gain excellent exposure as innovators and leaders. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they have been of service to another community. One of our mentorship initiatives focused on solar energy — read about it!
If you would like to join the mentoring network, or be considered for services, please contact Jim Vanderwal.
Micro Hydro Mentoring
Taku River Tlingit First Nation mentored Hartley Bay and Dease River First Nations as part of a pilot mentorship program — offering advice on a micro hydroelectric development in 2009-2010.
Taku River Tlingit First Nation is the owner and operator of a 2MW Atlin Hydroelectric project on Pine Creek, providing energy in place of 1.5 million litres of diesel per year. The pilot mentorship was carried out with assistance from FBC and the Ministry of Energy.