West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan

The City of Castlegar, in collaboration with other local governments in the West Kootenay, and the West Kootenay Eco-Society, has released the final report for the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan.

This report provides a pathway to a renewable energy future by 2050 with a focus on BIG MOVES in transportation, building, zero waste, renewable energy and other supportive actions.

Castlegar has identified potential actions for each BIG MOVES strategy, including:

  • Development of an electric vehicle charging strategy
  • Increasing efficiency requirements for new buildings (BC Energy Step Code)
  • Adopting a voluntary standard for retrofitting older buildings
  • Participating in regional organics composting

Additional potential actions are identified in the final report. To review this document and keep up to date on this initiative, we encourage you to visit the project website at:



We would like to take opportunity to thank the staff at the West Kootenay Eco-Society for facilitating this project and to all of the project partners that helped to guide this initiative over the past year. A special thank you to all Castlegar and area community members who participated and contributed to this project's success.

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