Qulliq Energy Corporation and City of Iqaluit sign new district heating agreement

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 15, 2020) – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) and the City of Iqaluit have signed a new district heating agreement. On April 6, 2020, Iqaluit’s City Council voted unanimously to enter into a new agreement to connect the Aquatic Centre, Water Treatment Plant, Water Booster Station and Water Reheat Station for a 20-year term. 

“Entering into this partnership is an important step in reducing Iqaluit’s dependence on fossil fuels while demonstrating that partnerships and collaboration of various levels of government can achieve positive outcomes for communities,” said His Worship Kenny Bell, Mayor of Iqaluit.

QEC’s district heating system captures thermal energy from generator sets during electricity production and transfers heat to connected buildings through a distribution system. By heating the four buildings with an alternative system, it is expected that the City will avoid emitting approximately 1,500 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually and save on system maintenance costs.

“This alternative energy agreement supports Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and helps move Nunavut’s capital city closer to a clean energy future,” said Bruno Pereira, QEC’s President and CEO. “I would like to thank the City of Iqaluit, Mayor Bell, and City Council for this partnership.”

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Media Contact:

Renee Boucher

Acting Manager, Corporate Communications

Qulliq Energy Corporation

(867) 979-7524

rboucher@qec.nu.ca