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11 power outages and counting in Whatì, N.W.T., since start of 2024 – CBC

Feb 07, 2024

Aging infrastructure and population growth cited as major causes of repeated power outages

The community of Whatì, N.W.T., has been dealing with repeated power outages due to aging infrastructure and a growing community.

As of Monday, the community had experienced 11 power outages in 2024 alone, and a total of 35 since last April. The Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) has the community listed as a level 1 emergency.

“It doesn’t mean it’s an emergency situation. But what it does is keeps everyone even more ready than than normal in terms of, you know, keeping an eye on what’s happening in Whatì,” said Doug Prendergast, the manager of communications for NTPC.

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