Amp to develop a landmark remote micro-grid system for First Nations Community in central interior B.C.

Amp and the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations band Government have developed and are building a complete micro-grid system in the Nemiah Valley, BC, 250km North of Vancouver and approximately 100km from the nearest electrical grid.

The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, a remote community of 74 residences, want access to reliable and affordable electricity, while maintaining a sustainable environment, preserving the natural beauty and quality of the land and air that surrounds it, by displacing the use of the existing fleet of diesel generators and reducing their reliance on trucked-in fuel.

To achieve this, Amp is deploying a 250kWp solar PV system and a 1000kWh battery storage asset, as well as installing a software control layer that will operate their electrical infrastructure through a fully integrated micro-grid system. The deployment of the micro-grid system will significantly improve this remote community’s electrical infrastructure and enhance the reliability of the overall system, allowing them to grow. The system will increase the community’s level of self-sufficiency and self-governance while reducing its dependence on expensive and environmentally damaging diesel fuel by over 60%. This will lead to an overall reduction in GHG emissions in excess of 4,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually.

Amp is thrilled to be able to support The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation’s Government and their mission of preserving the beautiful environment and natural resources of the Nemiah Valley while remaining economically sustainable for generations to come.

 

About First Nation:

The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation is one of six Tsilhqot’in communities that form the Tsilhqot’in Nation, spanning an area from West of William’s Lake, from the Fraser River to Coast Mountains.

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