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Renewable Energy for District of Sicamous

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23 Apr 2022, 03:57 GMT+10

April 22, 2022                               Sicamous, British Columbia                   Natural Resources Canada

Canadians have been clear about what they want: clean air and good jobs, a healthy environment and a strong economy. The Government of Canada is investing in community-led renewable energy projects that support energy independence and economic development while lowering GHG emissions.

Today, the District of Sicamous broke ground on its Community Bio-Heat Project, which will help produce renewable energy within the municipality. The Government of Canada is providing $875,000 for Phase 2 of this project through Natural Resources Canada's Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program and the District of Sicamous is contributing $176,000. 

The Community Bio-Heat Facility will consist of a biomass boiler heating system and boiler house, which will repurpose wood waste into fuel, providing thermal heat to several buildings within the Sicamous Industrial Park (Thomsen Place and Thomsen Court). This investment supports energy independence and will provide locally sourced and affordable heating.

This project is being completed in two concurrent phases. Phase 1 of the project includes the design and build of the biomass boiler and the initial connection to the Sicamous Industrial Park. Phase 2 includes the execution of the biomass supply contract, inspection and operator training, and the design and build of the piping network and applicable building retrofits.

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