QUESNEL – The Lhtako Dene First Nation will benefit from the most recent round of funding under the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF).
A total of $30,000 in funding is being given to the First Nation to support Lhtako Dene First Clean Energy Options Assessment.
This funding will be utilized to conduct a community energy plan within Lhtako Dene Traditional Territory. The plan will provide an opportunity for the Lhtako Nation to establish direction and strategy in pursuit of developing an economically based clean energy project.
Since 2011, the provincial government has invested more than $5.1 million to support clean energy opportunities in over 80 Aboriginal communities across B.C., including wind energy, biomass and run-of-river hydroelectric power.
The clean-energy technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in B.C., with more than 200 organizations, 68 per cent of which were formed in the past decade.
There are 12 new FNCEBF projects being announced by the B.C. Government today; two will be receiving equity funding and 10 will be funded to assist in capacity building.
For more information about FNCEBF visit: http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/economic/fncebf.html