Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
- Affordable and reliable energy for the development area
- Reduce reliance on fossil fuels
The 16-hectare Inuit Owned Land development in Iqaluit, Nunavut is proceeding as a clean energy infrastructure initiative intending to be a catalyst and demonstration for the viability of clean energy technologies in Canada’s North.
QBDC is studying the viability of a microgrid system with integrated renewable energy technologies to power the entire development area independently from the local grid.
The power system is expected to integrate combined heat and power diesel generators, solar panels, small-scale wind turbines, a microgrid controller and battery storage technologies.
This innovative power arrangement will produce reliable and affordable energy for the development area promoting new businesses and economic development opportunities otherwise considered cost prohibitive. The power system can operate symbiotically with the local power grid both acting as back-up and supplemental energy sources for each other.
The project is a partnership with Natural Resources Canada.
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