Inuvik Energy Initiatives & Local Capacity

Inuvik Wind Turbine

The 3.5megawatt wind turbine is part of the Inuvik Wind Project, which officials hope will reduce the amount of diesel needed for power in the community by 30 per cent. It is expected to offset diesel consumption in Inuvik, the N.W.T.'s largest diesel-powered community, by three million litres annually.

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The indigenous off-diesel initiative recently offered $800,000 to green energy projects in Inuvik

Nihtat Energy Ltd. is building a one-megawatt solar farm on a previously developed site in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It is anticipated that the project will replace 434,000 liters of fossil fuel annually and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 380,000 metric tons per year. This will enhance local air quality and save the community approximately $1 million per year in diesel expenses.

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Local Capacity & Programs

Community Involvement Human Capital and Energy literacy Energy Programs
- The town of Inuvik has developed a CEP: with five long-term goals

- More efficient land-use (use of space)

- More energy efficient building

- Alternative modes of transportation

-Increase RE opportunities

-Broader focus on conservation and sustainability
-Community has professional skills around Solar Installations and use of Gas furnaces (multiple small private organizations)

-Numerous skill-based training and workshops have been organized for people with or without skills (solar PV, energy efficient buildings, GIS mapping, wood stoves)

-As Inuvik has better access to Yellowknife, many courses organized by AEA in the big city sees good participation from Inuvik

-AEA and Aurora Research Institute both are involved
-AEA funding for energy efficiency

-Capital Asset Retrofit Program

-Alternative Energy Technologies Program

-Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP)

-Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency Program (CECEP)