UVIC PRIMED receives $1M to support Yuquot Wave Energy Project


The University of Victoria’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED), which is a partner on the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation’s (MMFN) Yuquot Wave Energy Project, has received $1M to support the project’s next stages. PRIMED is developing a renewable energy microgrid using a wave energy device that will provide energy for a future community in the traditional home of MMFN. “The idea of reinvigorating a community and helping them return to their traditional lands is powerful. Chair, UVic Mechanical Engineering Brad Buckham. “You can’t undo history, but you can change the future and this project represents a symbolic changing of course where all of us are working together to support the Nation to go back to their rightful home in Yuquot.” The $1M in funding comes from TD Bank.

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