Tŝilhqot’in Nation opens largest solar farm of its kind in B.C.

James Peters
Chief Joe Alphonse (l) at the grand opening ceremony (Image Credit: Tŝilhqot’in Nation)
Oct 21, 2019

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has opened the largest solar farm of its kind in the province.

According to a news release from the Tŝilhqot’in National Government, the facility lies on two hectares of land at the Riverwest Sawmill, about 80 kilometres west of Williams Lake.

The 1.25 MW solar farm consists of 3,456 modules that generate electricity to sell to BC Hydro.

Tŝilhqot’in officials held an official opening for the facility last Friday (Oct. 18), but say full operation will begin shortly when the final connection is made to the power line that runs along Highway 20.

The solar farm is developed, built, owned and operated by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.