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On April 1st, 2001, Nunavut Power Corporation took up the mandate to supply electricity to communities in the Nunavut territory. 

Renamed Qulliq Energy Corporation in 2003, this territorial corporation is 100 per cent owned by the Government of Nunavut.  We are the only generator, transmitter and distributor of electrical energy in Nunavut.

Qulliq Energy Corporation is incorporated and operates under the Qulliq Energy Corporation Act and its energy pricing is regulated pursuant to the Utility rates Review Council Act.  We operate under three trade names;


  • Nunavut Power: generates and supplies electricity
  • Nunavut Energy Centre: addressed the energy conservation and demand side management mandate, and
  • Qulliq Energy: provides core services to corporate functions.

All of these divisions share a single Board, common financial statements and a unified corporate structure.

There are approximately 14,400 electrical customers across Nunavut.  

We generate and distribute power to Nunavummiut through the operation of twenty-six (26) stand alone diesel plants in 25 communities (soon to be 25 plants in 25 communites), providing mechanical, electrical and line maintenance from three regional centres, and administering the corporation’s business activities from a headquarters in Baker Lake and offices in Iqaluit.

All electricity needs in Nunavut are met by imported fossil fuel supplies.  Qulliq Energy Corporation is the only energy corporation in Canada without developed local energy resources or regional electricity transmission capability, creating a situation of huge fossil fuel dependency. 

Each community in Nunavut has its own independent electricity generation and distribution system.  There is no back-up grid.

QEC is committed to supplying safe, reliable and efficient energy through responsive and respectful interaction with all stakeholders.

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