The Narrows Inlet Hydro Project is located in the territory of the shíshálh Nation. The Owner and the Nation have committed to creating and maximizing economic opportunities for the Nation and its members in connection with the Project, including:
- Contracting opportunities for Nation Member Contractors that strengthen business relationships.
- Employment and Training opportunities that enhance Member self-reliance.
- General commitments to improve the Nation and its Members’ position as suppliers to the utility industry and the Project.
The hydroelectric project located within shishalh Nation territory at the northern end of the Narrows Inlet, in the Tzoonie River valley. The Project is operated by tems sayamkwu Limited Partnership, a joint venture with BluEarth Renewables Inc. and consists of three small-hydro generating stations and will have the capacity to generate 33MW.
The project includes: 19MW run-of-river generating station at Chickwat Creek, 7MW generating station at Upper Ramona Creek, 7MW generating station at Lower Ramona Creek, and transmission lines and a collector substation to transmit the electricity.
BluEarth renewable energy projects 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.