Compass was hired to undertake a preliminary electricity supply and demand side options assessment for the Haida Nation’s community energy plan. The primary purpose of this work was to help the community understand the consequences and their preferences for a variety of different resource types (tidal, wind, biomass, hydropower, etc.) and how they may be bundled together towards more sustainable energy. Compass worked with a technical working group to develop an interactive energy-building tool that estimated the consequences of any combination of different resource types. In a workshop setting, Compass carried out a number of values-based exercises to identify community preferences on new and improved energy bundles and highlight their preferred characteristics for electricity supply and demand management options. This decision support work was core to BC Hydro’s green energy call for new power in 2008.
Queen Charlotte Islands, BC
Apr 2007 â€“ Jun 2007