Hot Springs Cove Gains Ground with Hydro Project

Hot Springs Cove, BC — Each year more than half a million dollars in diesel is shipped by barges to generate electricity for the 50 or so people living in Hot Springs Cove.

For the Hesquiaht First Nation north of Tofino, it’s a costly reliance on non-renewable energy. And as Hot Springs Cove is only accessible by boat or airplane, the community’s dependence on diesel generators brings the ongoing risk of running out of power.

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