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Nunavut utility pitches new $32.4M power plant for Arctic Bay – Nunatsiaq News
by ahnationtalk onNovember 18, 201968 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.