Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is in the early stages of development with the goal of providing up to 7-15MW of clean, geothermal electricity in Northeastern BC. Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is poised to be British Columbia's first geothermal electricity facility and amongst the first in Canada. The site will host a binary system using an Organic Rankine Cycle power plant given the low-grade geothermal resource.
Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is 100% Fort Nelson First Nation community-owned through our economic development corporation, Deh Tai LP. This project aligns with the Province of BC's and Government of Canada's climate targets to achieve net-zero. Fort Nelson's electricity grid is currently 100% reliant on fossil fuels - this geothermal project is an essential keystone in Northeastern BC's energy transition.
There has been a significant economic downturn in the region due to a dwindling gas and forestry industry. There is a cascading system of opportunities in utilizing the excess heat from the system. This emerging renewable energy industry in Canada brings stable long-term jobs to the Northern Rockies by establishing the region as a geothermal hub.