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Taku River Tlingit First Nation Project Gains $20 Million from British Columbia Posted by Best Access Doors Canada on 18th Jan 2023

Global warming is a big concern nowadays, and being the inhabitants of this planet, it is our responsibility to prevent it or even lessen its adverse effects on our surroundings. It's good to know that some people would go the extra mile in the fight against climate change by doing high-scale projects.

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation's hydroelectric generation-transmission project is one of those projects. Located in the northern part of the Taku River Tlingit first nation map, this project will replace fossil fuel as a source of electricity generation.

Not all can participate in these kinds of projects directly. Hence, they participate indirectly by giving support or donations for the project or activity, just like British Columbia's donation of 20 million dollars to the Tlingit First Nation's hydroelectric generation and transmission project.

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation Project

Since 2009, Atlin has enjoyed clean and renewable energy with the help of Taku River Tlingit First Nation's hydroelectric projects that replaced fossil fuel as a source of energy generation. Today, The Taku River Tlingit First Nation continues to do activities for clean and renewable energy in its territory, and the name their recent hydroelectric project is called "The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project."

Using the framework of the Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership, The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project shall construct two hydropower plants on Pine Creek that will provide an average of 35 gigawatt hours of clean energy once a year to the Yukon. Additional infrastructure and an upgrade to the existing water supply of Suprise lake will then be added and send power 92 kilometers north to Jakes Corner, Yukon, via a new 69-kilovolt transmission line.

Yukon Energy Corporation, through the will of the Government of Yukon, is to generate 97 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by the year 2030. The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project allows Yukon to decrease dependency on fossil fuels and their adverse effects and promote clean energy. Yukon Energy Corporation's rented diesel generators are expensive and contribute to the territory's greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the atmosphere.

Hydroelectric Generation; How does it work?

The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project uses hydroelectric generation to get a hold of clean, renewable energy, but how does this work? Hydroelectric generation relies on the endless water cycle of a body of water through a hydro powerplant. The volume of the water flow and its elevation change determine how much energy will be available in the water. This mechanism means that the flow shall determine the amount of electricity produced.

Pine Creek and Surprise Lake shall be the bodies of water used in The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project, which are sure to provide clean, renewable energy for you to use.

Other Forms of Clean Energy

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Ocean
  • Bioenergy

Goals with Additional Benefits

The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project aims to provide energy to Yukon and to stop global warming by using clean and renewable energy. Like other climate action projects, The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project also have benefits other than its two primary goals, such as job and revenue opportunities. With the 20 million dollar donation by British Columbia, the hydroelectric project's success will soon bloom.

Parties Involved

The Atlin Hydro and Transmission Project would not be possible without the help and participation of the following parties:

  • Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN)
  • TRTFN Lands Department and the Lands Engagement Officer
  • Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership
  • Atlin Taku Economic Limited Partnership
  • The Province of British Columbia
  • The Province of Yukon
  • Yukon Energy Corporation
  • The Government of Canada

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