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Hybrid smart-grid solar PV and battery demonstration project

Strategic Area

Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities, Demonstration




Green Infrastructure



GI Contribution

$ 2,299,000

Project Total

$ 2,529,820


Gwa'yasdams, BC

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Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation

Lead Proponent

Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the Project is to implement a hybrid, smart-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery system to offer a new and predictable source of clean energy generation for the remote village of Gwa'yasdams.

The Project will include system design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a PV, battery energy storage system integrated with the diesel power plant.

Expected Results

The outcome of the project is to supply half of the Village’s electrical needs and 72-hours of energy storage.

This will also result in a more resilient and self-sufficient remote community, job creation, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and associated air contaminants, opportunities for economic development and increased energy literacy.

Anticipated Environmental Benefits: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions associated with a reduction of 50,000 litres of diesel per year.

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