Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation Receives $6.5M from Natural Resources Canada to Support Wind Energy Development in Sanikiluaq

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IQALUIT, NU – Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation (“QBDC”) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $6.5M from Natural Resources Canada (“NRCan”) to support QBDC’s wind and battery energy storage project in Sanikiluaq, NU.

The Sanikiluaq High Displacement Renewable Energy Demonstration Project (“Project”) will see 1 MW of wind generation coupled with 800 kWh of battery energy storage installed in the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq. Producing over 4 GWh per year of clean electricity, it is anticipated that the Project will offset over 50% of the community’s diesel fuel usage for electricity.

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