The Iqaluit power plant currently consumes 16 million to 20 million liters of fuel per year. QEC requires multiple fuel transfers throughout the year to ensure adequate volumes of fuel for the required consumption rates. This directly results in an extra cost to the KWh of generated electrical power and the unreliable power supply to the city of Iqaluit. To meet the shortfall in required diesel fuel storage capacity and comply with legislative regulations and codes, QEC plans to construct one additional tank (Tank#2) with a storage capacity of 5.7 million litres in the existing fuel tank farm and replace the farm liner within the berm area which was built in 1993 including the future tank#2 foundation Pad. The proposed upgrade will increase the diesel fuel storage capacity from 5.6 to 11.3 million liters.The tank will require hydrostatic testing as per the API 650 standard prior to being commissioned for use by August 31, 2018. The newly constructed 5.7 million litre tank will be filled with water for the purpose of checking the integrity of the welded joints. The tank will be filled at a rate of 299 m3/day. This application is for the use of 5.7 million litres of water from natural water ponds near the QEC power plant and city’s Geraldine Lake to perform hydrostatic testing on the fuel tank. The water will remain in the tank for at least 24 hours once the tank is filled to detect any leaks. After hydrostatic testing, the proposed plan is to discharge the test water into a stream adjacent to the power plant where it will flow out into the ocean.
Assessment Phase / Activity
- Application screening started 2018-01-31
- Date NIRB Decision Due set 2018-01-31
- Commenting period 2018-02-21
- Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2018-02-22
- Opportunity to Respond 2018-03-09
- Extention to Screening Deadline requested 2018-03-14
- Board voting 2018-03-22
- SDR Issued 2018-03-22
- NOI Issued 2018-03-22
- Application screening completed 2018-03-22
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- Additional Project Files (6)
- General Correspondence (3)
- Public Notice (8)
- Comment Submissions (5)
- Screening Decision Report (3)
- Conformity Determination (3)
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