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    Power Plant

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    Kugluktuk Power Plant and Solar Project

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The power plant in Kugluktuk is at the end of its useful life. Built in 1973, the building does not have the capacity to house more generators or yield more power to the community. QEC proposes to build a new power plant at a different location than the current plant with a higher power output and more efficient engines. The current fuel system is also at end of life so QEC proposes installing 2 engineered field erected vertical tanks within a lined berm.The construction phase will span two years and provide good employment opportunities for local labour. The power plant, outbuildings as well as the fuel system will be built at the industrial section of the hamlet near the current fuel tank farm with a 40 year expected lifespan and will provide a cleaner, more efficient production of diesel generation. The plant will also be built to integrate sustainable technologies for future power generation. A solar array will be built adjacent to the diesel plant to supplement the electrical capacity of the plant.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Application screening started 2019-02-21
  • Commenting period 2019-03-20
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2019-03-21
  • Extention to Screening Deadline requested 2019-03-28
  • Opportunity to Respond 2019-04-12
  • Commenting period 2019-07-15
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2019-07-16
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Notifications sent: Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received

2019-07-16 12:35:44

NIRB 125442/19XN011: Comments Received for the QEC's "Kugluktuk Power Plant and Solar Project" Proposal


    Dear Parties,

    As you are aware, on July 5, 2019 the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB or Board) requested comments on the revised scope for Qulliq Energy Corporation’s (QEC) "Kugluktuk Power Plant and Solar Project" (NIRB: 19XN011; NPC: 149022). The NIRB requested that comments for the revised scope be provided by July 15, 2019.

    Please be advised that on or before July 15, 2019 the NIRB received comments on the revised scope from the following parties:

  • Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

    All documents received and pertaining to this project proposal can be accessed from the NIRB’s online public registry at

    Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Keith Morrison, Technical Advisor II, at 867-983-4617 or

    Best regards,

    Andrea Omilgoitok
    Environmental Administrator

    Nunavut Impact Review Board
    P.O. Box 1360 (29 Mitik)
    Cambridge Bay, NU, X0B 0C0
    Phone: 867-983-4600
    Toll Free: 1-866-233-3033
    Fax: 867-983-2594

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