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From: Infrastructure Canada
Iqaluit, Nunavut, January 11, 2021—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nunavut. Communities have all been affected to various degrees by the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation and Minister of Community and Government Services, announced funding for upgrades to a power plant in Nunavut.
The project involves replacement of the current diesel power generator in Clyde River, which has exceeded its operational life expectancy.
With this new generator, residents of the Clyde River area of Nunavut will benefit from improved energy security and more efficient and reliable energy generation.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.9 million in this project through the Arctic Energy Fund. Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), owned by the Government of Nunavut and operated independently, is investing $749,250. QEC is the only generator and distributor of electrical energy in Nunavut.
“Access to reliable sources of energy is essential for northern communities to thrive. This new generator will provide a reliable and efficient source of energy for several communities in the Clyde River area. Canada’s Infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates good jobs across Canada, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“The Government of Canada’s Arctic Energy Fund supports QEC’s effort to improve power infrastructure in Nunavut communities through vital projects. By upgrading generators to more energy efficient technologies in remote communities such as Clyde River, the federal and territorial governments play a key role in securing reliable and affordable power for the territory.”
The Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation and Minister of Community and Government Services
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation
Community and Government Services
Government of Nunavut
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