100% indigenous: Canada’s first geothermal project
The Fort Nelson First Nation in British Columbia, Canada: the drilling of two full-size geothermal wells in the Clarke Lake field has now been completed.
Clarke Lake Geothermal Project also became “Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal”, which means “water steam”. An indigenous name is a step towards decolonizing the site’s identity and was chosen to represent the traditional Dene territory.
Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is a state of the art project that will revolutionize the North by creating opportunities for generations to come. Fort Nelson First Nation is pursuing this sustainable energy project to create a vibrant future for our people and our neighbouring communities.Chief Gale of Fort Nelson First Nation, Chair of Deh Tai LP
Early field results confirm the existence of highly porous rock and high temperatures in the geothermal reservoir of 120 degrees Celsius or more.