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Permit expands testing area for Fort Nelson First Nation geothermal project – Prince George Daily News

July 28, 2022

FORT NELSON – The province has awarded a second geothermal permit to Fort Nelson First Nation to advance development of the Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal project at Clarke Lake.

The new permit enables the First Nation to expand exploratory work and planning for the project to additional areas of interest beyond the land parcels from the permit awarded in 2019. The permit offers the potential to provide added economic benefits from the generation of clean, renewable geothermal power and heat.

“Our government is committed to working with First Nations to advance new clean-energy opportunities in a low-carbon economy,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, in a news release. “The Fort Nelson area is not on the province’s electrical grid, so this project has the potential to offset natural gas-fired electricity and heat with clean, renewable geothermal energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide jobs and economic development opportunities for local services and businesses.”

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