Hydro power project proposed at Hot Springs Cove

$7 million facility would decrease First Nation’s diesel dependency

The Hesquiaht First Nation is putting a hydro power project together to decrease Hot Spring Cove’s dependence on diesel fuel.

“The village of Hot Springs Cove has long been dependent on diesel generation for electricity…The diesel emissions are 580 tonnes annually, on average. This will reduce it by 67 per cent,” said John Ebell of Barkley Project Group, a consulting organization working with Hesquiaht on the project…

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