FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Clarke Lake Geothermal Project has now successfully secured all drilling and testing funding.

Along with secured funding, site preparation work is currently underway, with the first geothermal well drilling set to take place around June.

The Clarke Lake Geothermal Project is 100 per cent owned by the Fort Nelson First Nation and aims to reinvigorate the regional economy and create economic opportunities in clean energy.

According to a social media post, employment and training opportunities are available for Fort Nelson First Nation members.

The project is set to produce between 7-15 megawatts of clean, sustainable electricity on a year-round basis, which is enough to supply around 5,000 to 11,000 homes.