Ivory Island Lightstation Renewable Power Generation System

DFO and CCG are proposing to install a renewable energy system at the Ivory Island Lightstation. The lightstation is staffed by two lightkeepers 24/7 as per maritime safety requirements. Currently, the station is powered by diesel fuel powered generators, which supply electricity to the three residences, radio communication equipment, weather monitoring system, and the many other buildings and assets on station. The proposed design is  chosen as a means to reduce the fuel consumption on site by incorporating renewable sources of energy.


This proposed project involves the installation of 2 arrays of Solar Panels with supporting concrete footings with a footprint of approximately 26m x 12m, as well as two 3kW wind turbines with 2.2m x 2.2m concrete foundations. The new infrastructure will be connected to an energy storage system comprised of batteries and inverters, housed in the existing Engine building.


Ground disturbance is expected in the areas where concrete foundations will be laid, as well as the conduit lines. A series of cable trays of 125m in length will be installed alongside the walkways from the proposed solar array to the Engine Building where the battery banks will be stored. The cable trays will be raised and secured to the existing walkway or drilled into bedrock where required.


Helicopter slinging will be used to mobilize and demobilize equipment with the support of a tug and barge.


Latest update

January 14, 2023 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Emily Sapsford, Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 250-217-0323
Email: Emily.Sapsford@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Ivory Island Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Alternative Energy
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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