The Government of Canada is committed to supporting and partnering with northern communities as they take action on climate change.
Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs committed to supporting the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) and the City of Iqaluit’s proposed expansion of QEC’s existing district heating system in Iqaluit.
The project will capture excess heat from Iqaluit’s diesel generators and distribute the heat to the new Aquatic Centre for space and water heating. The heat recovered from the generators is expected to supplement the existing heating system, resulting in financial savings for the City. In addition, it is estimated that over 157,724 litres of imported heating fuel will be offset annually, translating into greenhouse gas reductions of over 466 tonnes CO2/year.
Funding for this project will be made available through the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affair's Northern REACHE Program.