Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has applied to the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC, for a major project permit to build a new power plant in Arctic Bay. The application is required for permission to replace the existing power plant which has reached the end of its intended life.
“Arctic Bay has a growing demand for electricity and the new power plant is designed to provide safe, reliable power for many years to come,” said the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for QEC. “Once I have reviewed QEC’s application and consulted with the Utility Rates Review Council, I will make my decision on the replacement project.”
If QEC receives approval, construction is anticipated to take place from 2020 to 2023 and is estimated to cost approximately $32 million. To help cover the construction costs, the Corporation will be applying for funding from the federal government’s Arctic Energy Fund.
“The proposed upgrade will incorporate renewable energy capabilities and current fuel efficient technologies, supporting QEC’s move toward reducing the territory’s reliance on diesel fuel,” said Bruno Pereira, QEC’s President and CEO. “We’ve been working closely with the hamlet and are honouring their decision to relocate our facilities outside of the community.”
For more information on the application, please visit www.qec.nu.ca.
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation