On July 10th, 2014, a celebration was held for an agreement between the B.C. government and the Kanaka Bar Indian Band that will allow Kanaka Bar to share revenue from the Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project. Innergex, the project partner and operator, took the opportunity to arrange a tour of the facility located near Lytton, B.C. Guests, including the Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation in B.C., were very enthusiastic to learn more about run-of-river hydroelectricity.
The revenue-sharing agreement is enabled by B.C.'s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, which aims to promote increased First Nations participation in the clean-energy sector.
Photo: Richard Blanchet, Senior Vice President – Western Region, CEO Michel Letellier, BC Members of the legislative Assembly, Kanaka Bar Indian Band Chief James Frank, the Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation in British Columbia, BC Hydro representatives, and Matt Kennedy, Vice President, Environment – Western Region.