Community Bio-Fuel Facility is nearing completion!

Posted On: Jul 25, 2023

The District of Sicamous Community Bio-Fuel Facility is nearing completion! A temporary soft start was completed and the system will be fully operational and in service for the upcoming cool season.

Thinking about connecting? The District has the capacity to supply energy to a building from the Community Bio-Fuel Facility in the form of hot water having a temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Celsius; and at a flow rate of 35 m3/hour. The base energy rate is anticipated to be $0.12/kWh.

Important measures have been put in place to ensure the system is fully functional if the boiler is down for any reason, including a full propane backup and backup generator to keep mainline pumps running. The entire system can function during a power outage.

Some minor adjustments to the Community Bio-Fuel Facility will occur over summer 2023 and into fall.

If you have any questions or want to connect, please contact the Public Works Department at 250-836-4105.