Dysart et al will be applying for provincial funding towards a wood fueled energy heating system.

TorchLight Bioresources Managing Director Jamie Stephen made the presentation is Dysart council chambers.

Stephen told council Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas Challenge fund can fund up to 100 per cent of projects under $10 million.

Four different plans were shown, ranging in costs from $450,000 to $2.5 million.

Reeve Murray Fearrey says this project would be great news for the Village of Haliburton.

The concept would have a central facility where wood chips are burned and would heat water.

The hot water would then be moved through underground piping, which would provide the heat to municipal buildings and businesses on Highland Street.

Aside from reductions in heating costs, Fearrey adds this is environmentally friendly, and could be a win for the local economy.

The municipality should find out in February if its application for funding is successful.