Quatsino First Nation is located in the vicinity of Quatsino Sound on the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
Following a long-term collaboration with Quatsino to develop commercial hydropower opportunities, BPG initiated a Community Energy Planning process with Quatsino that aimed to take a broader look at the energy opportunities available to the Nation. To facilitate this, BPG brokered a partnership between Quatsino and The Regional District of Mount Waddington to pursue joint funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which was successful.
BPG has continued to support Quatsino’s implementation of the follow-up initiatives recommended in the CEP including residential energy efficiency upgrades and commercial-scale energy project opportunities.
This project has received support from the New Relationship Trust, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Regional District of Mount Waddington, and the Province of BC.