The ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program (EANCP) is a federally funded program focused on promoting clean energy projects in Aboriginal and Northern Communities. Applications will be accepted May 1, 2013 to June 7, 2013. Up to $250,000 is available in funding for technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing fossil fuels, such as diesel and gas, with clean, renewable technologies that harness the energy the earth has to offer. These technologies include solar hot water, solar photovoltaic (electric), wind electric, geoexchange and hydroelectric.

Through the partnership of Terratek Energy and Stage 3 Renewables, we will provide an informational meeting with a site assessment to identify the technologies best suited for your community to leverage the available funds. We will walk you through the application process and help you take the project from concept, through funding proposal and detailed design to installation and commissioning.


Solar hot water and solar photovoltaics offset energy use by heating hot water and producing electricity from the sun. Even on cloudy days solar systems can help to reduce energy consumption.

Geoexchange uses the earth’s renewable energy, just below the surface, to heat or cool a building, and to help provide hot water. These types of systems can greatly increase efficiency and reliability.

Wind turbines generate electricity from the wind and can offset significant fossil fuel use.

Hydroelectric systems generate electric energy from falling water. These systems are site specific and often seasonal, but a great source of renewable energy.

About our company partnership:

Terratek Energy Inc. is one of the most experienced renewable energy contractors in BC, specializing in solar hot water, solar photovoltaic, wind, geoexchange, EV charging stations and energy monitoring solutions. The company has worked with First Nations Communities on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and installed over 200 residential renewable energy systems, over 30 school solar and wind projects, and over 40 commercial/institutional systems across Southwest BC.

Stage 3 Renewables Inc. has over 15 years experience in design engineering, of which 10 are in the energy sector. The company holds a wealth of experience in system sizing, flow calculations and piping designs (cooling and heating). Stage 3 Renewables Inc. and has implemented geothermal and solar thermal projects throughout central and western Canada and worked on approximately 30 solar thermal projects with Terratek.

For a printable two-pager of the above funding information click here.