BC Funding for Clean Energy in First Nation Communities

Remote First Nation communities in BC can apply for funding to transition from diesel to clean energy.

Quick Facts.

  • The Renewable Energy for Remote Communities (RERC) program has a budget of $16.5M.
  • It will support projects that help remote communities shift to renewable energy, moving away from polluting diesel generators to cleaner energy sources.
  • RERC targets remote communities that currently are not connected to BC’s electrical grid.
  • The program will be administered by Coast Funds and the Fraser Basin Council.
  • Each delivery agent will request expressions of interest from remote communities this fall, followed by a full application process completed by mid-January 2020.
  • Successful funding applicants will be announced in April 2020. 

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