Nunavut is currently 100% reliant on diesel fuel for electricity generation, which is neither economically nor environmentally sustainable.
With the City of Iqaluit having the largest population in the Territory, and therefore the largest electrical load, transitioning Iqaluit’s electricity supply away from diesel generation will have a significant impact in reducing Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions in the Territory and reducing Nunavut’s total reliance on diesel fuel. With this, the Nunavut Nukkiksautiit Corporation in collaboration with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association are investigating opportunities related to renewable energy development on Inuit Owned Lands (“IOL”) in the Iqaluit area. This Inuit-led study focuses on water and wind power potential in the region.
The project is also supported by other companies providing engineering services that include Canadian Projects Limited and Frobisher Energy Services.
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ 100% ᐊᑐᕐᒪᑕ ᑏᓱᖅ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᒥᖕᓄᑦ, ᐅᑯᐊᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᑎᒃ ᐅᒡᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑦᑎᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒐᑎᒃ.
ᓯᑎ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᓛᖑᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᓛᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᓂᒃ, ᓅᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᖓ ᕿᒪᒍᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑏᓱ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᑯᒪᓕᕆᕕᖓᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐸᐅᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓯᐊᕿᓂᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᑏᓱᕐᒥᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐅᒐᒥᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓄᒃᑭᒃᓴᐅᑏᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕆᓴᓐ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒌᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᕕᖃᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᒥ ᐱᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐊᕙᓗᐊᓂ. ᐅᓇ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᑦ-ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐋᕿᒃᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒫᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓄᕆᒥᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᖃᕐᕕᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓄᑦ.
ᐅᓇ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖁᒪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐅᑯᐊᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑎᒥᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᖃᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᐅᑎᑦ.