Nunavut utility pitches new $32.4M power plant for Arctic Bay – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019180 Views

18 November, 2019

Federal energy fund would cover 75 per cent of the cost

The Qulliq Energy Corp. has asked the Nunavut government for permission to build a new $32.4-million diesel-burning power plant in Arctic Bay to replace a 45-year-old structure that’s now too small, too unsafe, and incapable of meeting the community’s electrical energy needs.

The existing plant in Arctic Bay, built in 1974, is in poor condition and continues to deteriorate, the QEC said in its application.

Also, the maximum generating capacity of the existing plant falls short of meeting the community’s peak load by a factor of about 20 per cent.

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