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RCI Resources

Check out these helpful resources on community energy solutions:

Funding Opportunities

Support Program Guide for First Nation & Civic Community Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Projects - November 2012

Community Energy Association: Funding and Resource Guide - 2011


Renewable Energy

Community Energy Solutions Factsheet

First Nations Renewable Energy Roadmap
— Information bulletin issued by Coast Opportunity Funds (Coast Funds), in partnership with ISIS at the Sauder School of Business.

Ministry of Energy - Energy 101 Presentation

BC Bioenergy Network
— Provides financial and technical support to near-term bioenergy technologies.

Solar BC
— Resources and examples of the installation of solar hot water heating systems from communities around BC.

RCI Solar Energy Presentations — Presentations from the 2010 RCI solar mentorship workshop and webinar.

Handbook for Developing Micro Hydro in British Columbia (BC Hydro 2004)


Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction

BC Climate Action Toolkit: Quick Starts in Small and Rural Communities


Community Energy Planning

For general information on community energy planning, efficiency and clean energy projects, please visit the Ministry of Energy's Community Energy Solutions website at:

Community Energy

The Community Energy Association has developed publications for local governments interested in energy. The Community Energy & Emissions Planning Guide and the Clean Energy for a Green Economy may both be of interest.

Project Analysis

RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software (download)

The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry and academia. The software, provided free, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and Energy-efficient Technologies (RETs).


Project Planning and Development

Here are a few general resources on project planning and development:


Project Sample Permits and Agreements 
for Clean Energy Projects

Communities are often interested in examples of permits and agreements associated with clean energy projects.

Please note that the following resource links are provided to help communities in various stages of project development, and are for information only. The Fraser Basin Council does not endorse one renewable energy technology over another and is not responsible for the content or claims made on these external websites.

Photo (top inset) courtesy of Taku River Tlinget 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