Anmore Renewable Energy Foundation

Anmore Renewable Energy Foundation

March 19, 2007 19:30 ET

Feds Fund Anmore Energy Study

Anmore Renewable Energy Project Moves Forward

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Energy Editor, Science Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor ANMORE B.C.--(CCNMatthews - March 19, 2007) - Anmore, British Columbia - The Village of Anmore is taking an important step toward generating clean electricity for their community and the Lower Mainland by harnessing hydro, solar and wind energy.

Today, James Moore, Conservative MP, announced Western Economic Diversification Canada will provide the Anmore Renewable Energy Foundation with $120,000 to assess the feasibility of producing green hydrogen and clean electricity by integrating three sources of renewable energy: micro-hydro, solar power and micro-wind.

"Canada's New Government is getting things done by investing in projects that advance the research, development and commercialization of environmental technologies, " said Moore, speaking on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. "The Village of Anmore is demonstrating that clean renewable energy is achievable and can be generated locally to help improve the lives of all Canadians."

This federal funding will be combined with previous funding commitments of $75,000 from the provincial Ministry of Environment and $15,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia to fund a comprehensive feasibility study.
Speaking earlier this year Port Moody-Westwood MLA Iain Black indicated "The Anmore project is a great example of how we can demonstrate innovation in British Columbia and help meet the energy needs of our growing province. I am proud that our government is supporting one of our local communities as it assumes a leadership role in developing energy solutions and protecting the environment."

In 2005, the Village of Anmore established the Anmore Renewable Energy Foundation to undertake the development of a state-of-the-art renewable energy centre that will showcase how communities can become involved in the production and management of renewable energy.
The proposed demonstration centre would use renewable energy from multiple sources connected with Hydrogen production as energy storage and retrieval medium. The project will be housed in a LEEDS rated building that would also showcase the benefits of small-scale renewable energy production and utilization.

Ownership of the facility is planned through a separate foundation managed by the Village of Anmore that will control the foundation by appointing a majority of the trustees, with the remaining trustee positions filled by individuals chosen by the Anmore council for their expertise.

"It is very logical for a village such as Anmore to move on this type of renewable energy project," said Anmore's Mayor, Hal Weinberg. "Anmore is the type of community where many Canadians would like to live because of our belief in sustainable development. In a practical sense it is also small enough to be able to absorb new ideas relatively easily and we have the opportunity to start to demonstrate the future way our communities could be powered."

The Village of Anmore has been actively developing relationships with the academic community, industry and other Municipalities over the last three years and has, as a result, created an unparalleled team of supporters for the project.

A website is available for those seeking more information on this proposed project: www.anmorefoundation.ca
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Contact Information

  • Steve Simpson, Vice President, Community & Government Relations, Renaissance Power Inc.
    Primary Phone: 604-692-2408 ext. 4
    Secondary Phone: 778-869-0071