Nootka Lightstation Renewable Power Generation System

DFO and CCG are proposing to install a renewable energy system at the Nootka 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 two residences, lighthouse, weather monitoring system, and the many other buildings and assets on station. The proposed design was chosen as a means to reduce the fuel consumption on site by incorporating renewable sources of energy.

This proposed project involves the installation of an array of four 5 m x 3 m solar arrays with supporting concrete footings, with a footprint of approximately 60 m2. 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 buried conduit or cable tray of 30 m in length will be installed alongside the walkways from the proposed solar array to the engine building where the battery banks will be stored.

Helicopter slinging will be used to mobilize and demobilize equipment. If materials cannot be transported solely by helicopter, then a barge may be required.


Latest update

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - November 23, 2023


Eliza Gray
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Eliza Gray, Project Engineer
25 Huron Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4Z9
Telephone: 250-634-0574

  • Location

    • The Nootka Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • 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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