Ahtaapq Creek Hydro Project
The Hesquiaht First Nation at Hot Springs Cove has made a successful transition from an expensive, dirty, noisy, and unreliable diesel driven generator to Sustainable Clean Energy that relies upon renewable hydroelectric power.
The Ah’ta’apq Creek plant harnesses energy from the local rushing waters of the Creek and provides for the energy needs of the village.
Hot Springs Cove is an example of how clean energy projects have proven to be a cost-effective sustainable solution for providing the energy needs of isolated communities.
The project cost was $4.1 million dollars, however in the first year of use, clean hydroelectric power has already saved Hot Springs Cove $375,000 in diesel bills alone... as well as given the village some much-needed peace and quiet, clean air, and warmer winters to come.