QEC is developing the upcoming Independent Power Producer (IPP) program that will allow producers outside of the utility to generate electrical power from renewable energy systems to sell directly to QEC.
The corporation anticipates paying IPPs up to the avoided cost of diesel – the maximum price that QEC can pay for renewable energy without raising electricity rates.
Municipalities and Inuit organizations will be given the first opportunity to own and operate community scale installations in their respective regions.
By including IPPs in the energy supply mix, QEC will be able to foster the development of clean energy in Nunavut with no increases to customer rates. Integrating renewable energy systems in the territory’s energy grid will help decrease Nunavut’s dependency on diesel fuel, enable QEC to reduce carbon emissions and promote energy self-reliance.
We strongly recommend that potential IPPs do not purchase renewable energy generating systems until program details and requirements are released. QEC is finalizing the details of the IPP program.
For more information, please contact our Customer Care division by phone at 1-866-710-4200 or by email at CustomerCare@qec.nu.ca.