VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2015) -
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Today, Bullfrog Power®, Canada's leading green energy provider, is announcing a partnership with the Kitasoo/Xai'Xais First Nation to develop the Klemtu Solar Project on a school rooftop in Klemtu, located on British Columbia's Central Coast. The project is a result of the support of Bullfrog Power and major contributions by a coalition of partners including ELSE, Tides Canada Initiatives Society, Vancouver Foundation and Great Bear Initiative.
"Supporting the Klemtu Solar Project is another example of how Bullfrog Power is committed to working with isolated communities who are looking to change how their energy is produced," said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "Thanks to the thousands of bullfrogpowered individuals and businesses across Canada, Bullfrog Power has been able to support dozens of similar community renewable projects from coast to coast."
The Klemtu Solar Project is a 23 kW solar installation on the roof of the Kitasoo Community School in Klemtu, British Columbia. The power generated by the project will help the community to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels like diesel and to generate clean, pollution-free electricity.
"The Klemtu Solar Project is an important landmark in our goal of achieving energy independence through a focus on environmentally sustainable forms of electricity generation," said Doug Neasloss, Chief, Kitasoo/Xai'Xais First Nation. "Alongside Bullfrog Power and our partnerships with ELSE, Tides Canada Initiatives Society, Vancouver Foundation and Great Bear Initiative, our community is taking an important step to reduce our environmental impact for decades to come."
Bullfrog Power has supported over 60 community-based renewable energy projects across Canada, including recently announced projects with Montana First Nation in Alberta and Sustainability Brant Community Energy Co-op in Ontario. For a listing of the community renewable projects Bullfrog Power has supported, see bullfrogpower.com/projects.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at www.bullfrogpower.com.
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About Kitasoo/Xai'Xais First Nation
The Kitasoo/Xai'Xais community inhabits the remote village of Klemtu on Swindle Island, approximately 200 km from Port Hardy and Kitimat, BC. This town of over 300 community members has a strong ecosystem based economy, and history of clean energy, having installed their first small, community owned run-of-river hydro project in 1981. As our climate continues to warm, and the west coast experiences more warm winters and dry summers, this solar project will enable the Kitasoo to avoid using diesel to generate electricity during dry months.
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