IQALUIT, Nunavut (July 13, 2017) – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has applied to the Honourable Johnny Mike, Minister responsible for QEC, for approval to include the Corporation’s new Net Metering Program in its Terms and Conditions of Service.
The new program will allow residential customers and one Municipal Corporation customer per community to produce their own electricity through renewable generation systems, send excess energy they generate to QEC’s grids and receive credits for future electricity use. Installed renewable energy systems must be no greater than 10 kW in capacity.
“Harnessing local energy sources is pivotal to reducing our impact on the environment and achieving Nunavut’s energy independence while still allowing long-term growth and development,” said Minister Mike. “I am pleased with QEC’s progress towards advancing the territory’s Net Metering Program and look forward to consulting with the Utility Rates Review Council (URRC) on QEC’s application.”
QEC anticipates that the URRC will complete their review of the proposed changes to the Terms and Conditions of Service, and submit their recommendations to the Minister responsible for QEC by September 2017. Full program information will be available on QEC’s website and applications will be accepted from eligible customers starting on October 2, 2017.
“We recognize that our customers are interested in renewable energy options to offset their energy use and help reduce their carbon footprint. The Net Metering Program is an important step forward for our customers and QEC’s clean energy future,” said Bruno Pereira, President and Chief Executive Officer of QEC.