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This article was published 13/6/2013 (1230 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
One hundred homes on the Peguis and Fisher River First Nations will get geothermal heat pumps this summer, installed by their neighbours.
The province is fronting $1.5 million to retrofit homes with heat pumps. Residents will pay back the cost of the pumps via savings on their monthly bills — savings that should amount to $90 a month.
As many as 30 First Nation members have been trained to install the pumps, meaning the project doubles as a job-creation program. Aki Energy, a joint venture between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the BUILD social enterprise agency, and the geothermal industry.
Four more First Nations could see the same program next summer.