Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) would like to remind Nunavummiut to exercise caution around power poles and power lines when operating a motor vehicle (including ATVs and snow machines). Please follow these steps to avoid unplanned power outages, serious injury, or death:
- Remember to keep a minimum distance of three meters from power lines
- Equipment supporting power poles like guy wires or cribs may be covered in snow. Keep a safe driving distance away from the base of power poles. To alert motorists, QEC has installed bright coloured coverings on guy wires in high traffic areas.
- Do not push snow toward base of power poles or create high snow piles near overhead power lines. If a person or motorist comes in contact with a power line, it can cause serious injury or death.
To report a power related emergency, call QEC’s 24-hour emergency number at
QEC would like to thank Nunavummiut for their continued cooperation in using safe practices around power poles and power lines.
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation