CleanBC Communities Fund – Funded projects

The first intake of CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF) invested approximately $54 million in federal and provincial funding in 16 clean-energy infrastructure projects across the province, which will lead to an estimated lifetime reduction of more than 765,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

A second intake, which ran in 2020, will provide up to $47.4 million for projects with start dates in 2021 and 2022. 

Outcome 1: Renewable Energy

Projects coming soon

Outcome 2: Clean transportation projects

Featured Project: Nanaimo Regional District Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Approximately 28 Level 2 charging stations will be installed in the Mid-Vancouver Island region, in collaboration with 12 local and regional governments. This expanded charging network will provide clean transportation options for residents, increase tourism and local economic development opportunities for communities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $504,143
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 2,603 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Electric vehicle being charged

 

North Coast Regional District Charge North Level 2 EV Charging Network

Project description: Approximately 55 Level 2 EV chargers will be installed in northern and central B.C. in collaboration with 25 local and Indigenous governments across six regional districts. ChargeNorth will be connected to the existing EV charger network in the province, increasing access to clean transportation and reducing fossil fuel use.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $760,432
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 2,598 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Surrey EV Charging Network

Project description: Approximately 40 dual port Level 2 EV charging stations will be installed at 10 community centres, recreation centres and pools in Surrey. The expansion of the charging network will address gaps in the current network and provide improved access to electric vehicle charging for residents.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $502,410
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 24,636 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress
 

2021 projects - Coming soon

 


Outcome 3: Building efficiency projects

Featured Project: Kamloops Canada Games Aquatic Centre Rehabilitation

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre represents a significant portion of the City of Kamloops' greenhouse gas emissions and the need for improvements presented an opportunity to consider significant retrofits that would also cut emissions. Upgrades to the building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems will reduce energy use and increase overall building durability.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $2.5 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 6,870 tCO2e
  • Project status: Completed in winter 2020

Interior photo of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

 

Fraser Valley Hope and Area Recreation Centre Geothermal Heat Recovery

Project description: A geothermal loop will capture waste energy from the centre’s ice and curling rink refrigeration systems, which will be used to heat the buildings and pool. The centre’s ammonia and freon compressors will also be upgraded to modular chillers that are safer and more environmentally friendly.

  • Funding (federal and provincial): $1.9 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 5,192 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Prince George Aquatic Center Mechanical and Building Envelope Upgrade

Project description: Upgrades and repairs to the aquatic centre’s mechanical system and building envelope will increase insulation, airtightness and incorporate renewable energy to make the facility highly energy efficient.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $6.3 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 9,722 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Visitor Inspiration Centre

Project description: Redevelopment of the visitor centre with input from three Indigenous Nations of the Thompson Okanagan will include solar power and a green roof. Four Level 2 EV charging stations will also be installed onsite.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $149,323
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 345 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Outcome 4: Generation of clean energy projects

Featured Project: Kanaka Bar Indian Band Energy Self-Sufficient Affordable Housing Development

The Crossing Place is an affordable housing and community re-development project in Lower Kanaka. The development will use a combination of solar ground units and wind towers to create a sustainable energy supply for space and water heating. Once completed, the development will have up to 40 units, a community amenities space, as well as a resilient source of clean energy available for community members and Kanaka Bar residents regardless of age and background.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $396,606
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 1,828 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Rendering of The Crossing Place affordable housing units

 

Kitasoo Band Klemtu Hydropower Project

Project description: The Kitasoo Nation’s existing hydro facility has reached capacity, causing the community to experience brownouts, blackouts and to increasingly depend on diesel fuels to meet peak loads. The project will replace the facility’s aging upper penstock and increase hydro capacity.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $4.6 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 133,868 tCO2e
  • Project status:

Lower Nicola Indian Band Community Solar Gardens

Project description: Solar photovoltaic panels will be installed on key community and residential buildings, including the arena, firehall, health building, community centre, waterworks buildings and social housing rental buildings. The project will lower energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, creating a more resilient and self-sufficient energy future for the community.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $738,950
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 143 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Nuxalk Nation Nooklikonnic Creek Hydropower Development

Project description: The Nuxalk Nation will build a run-of-the-river hydroelectric generating plant in the Nooklikonnik Creek. It will connect to BC Hydro's Bella Coola Non-Integrated Area, which is isolated from the nationwide grid. The project will sell power to BC Hydro under an Electricity Purchase Agreement.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $9.9 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 191,362 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Richmond Sewer Heat Recovery Energy System

Project description: The Oval Village District Energy Utility, which operates within the city of Richmond, currently uses natural gas boilers to provide heating energy. A new sewer heat recovery system will be designed and installed to replace the boilers, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $6.2 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 266,147 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Sicamous Community Bio-Heat

Project description: Construction of a biomass District Heating System will increase the generation of clean energy in the District of Sicamous. Buildings serviced by the new system include the mall and visitor information centre, Parkview Elementary School and the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $484,439
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 5,810 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress

Vancouver Sewage Heat Recovery Expansion

Project description: This expansion project for the False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility will add additional new sewage heat recovery capacity to the system. New equipment will be installed inside the existing False Creek Energy Centre.

  • Funding (federal and provincial):  $10.2 million
  • Estimated lifetime emissions reductions: 110,136 tCO2e
  • Project status: In progress