Qulliq Energy Corporation launches new Commercial and Institutional Power Producer program
IQALUIT, Nunavut – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has launched the new Commercial and Institutional Power Producer (CIPP) program. The program is designed to allow existing commercial and institutional customers (government departments, hamlets, businesses) to generate electricity using renewable energy systems and sell it to QEC. CIPP participants will be paid for the power they generate and sell to QEC at a rate equal to the corporation’s diesel savings.
“I am proud to present the territory’s newest program intended to further clean energy for our communities,” said the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC. “This program will spark local development of renewable resources, while also working to ensure Nunavummiut, who pay the highest rates for power in Canada, do not pay more for the benefit of clean power.”
QEC is now accepting applications for the CIPP program. The corporation strongly recommends that potential participants do not purchase renewable energy generating systems until their application has been reviewed.
“Integrating renewable energy systems into the territory’s energy grid will help decrease Nunavut’s dependency on diesel fuel, reduce carbon emissions and promote energy self-reliance,” said Rick Hunt, QEC’s President and CEO. “QEC continuously pursues energy initiatives that will help develop clean energy for the territory.”
For more information on QEC’s CIPP program and how to apply, please visit www.qec.nu.ca.
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation