FIELD, B.C. — David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay–Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a clean energy storage project.
>The Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund and BC Hydro each provided $6.5 million for this new one-megawatt battery unit. This facility is the first of its kind in Canada and will help provide a reliable supply of energy to the community of Field. The unit will store clean energy produced by BC Hydro that can be used to help meet the area’s electricity needs in the event of a power outage and reduce system load during peak demand periods. Ultimately, this will reduce the costs and environmental impact compared with other options such as diesel-generated power.<
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