The Narrows Inlet Project is a hydroelectric project located located within shíshálh Nation territory approximately 75 km northwest of Vancouver and 50 km north of the town of Sechelt situated at the northern end of the Narrows Inlet, in the Tzoonie River valley. The Project consists of three small-hydro generating stations and will have the capacity to generate 33 megawatts (MW).
The project has undertaken a rigorous permitting and review process, including an environmental review process. BC Hydro issued an Energy Purchase Agreement for the Narrows Inlet Hydro Project in August 2010. Environmental certificates for these three projects were issued in January 2014.
Partnering with the shíshálh Nation
BluEarth believes deeply in developing renewable energy projects in partnership with First Nations in a manner that balances social value, environmental protection, and the principles of shared revenue. BluEarth has great respect for the traditions, knowledge, and involvement of Aboriginal groups, as well as the value their involvement adds to projects. BluEarth and the shíshálh Nation have an Impact Benefits Agreement (IBA) for the Narrows Inlet Hydro Project which provides for economic opportunities and financial benefits as well as information sharing.