A clean energy project will harness ocean thermal energy to heat a new First Nations residential community and will receive $400,000 from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund. It will be an equity investment in a facility that will use the heat available, even in cold ocean water, to supply heat to a new town called Spirit Bay, a development of the Sci'anew (Cheanuh) Beecher Bay Band, reads a press release. Heat will be extracted from the ocean using heat exchangers and pumps and delivered to the residential development through a district heating system. The ocean thermal system will also create additional revenues for current and future band members, while providing a reliable, low-maintenance heating source for the Spirit Bay residents.