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  TOGETHER WE CAN DEVELOP 

  CLEAN ENERGY FOR RANKIN INLET  

 

ABOUT THE

PROJECT

The proposed Rankin Inlet Clean Energy Project will be the first renewable energy development in Nunavut capable of displacing fossil fuel on a commercial scale. The 2 MW Project has the capacity to generate over 30% of Rankin Inlet's total electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels by 4,000 Tonnes annually.

The Process to deliver the project in 2020 begins today with YOUR input.

"Together we have the opportunity to truly impact the trajectory of how energy is delivered in our communities; for now and for future generations.”

- Malek Tawashy,

Director Northern Energy Capital

OUR TEAM

Northern Energy Capital was launched in 2015 as a company dedicated to the research, investment, and development of community-owned renewable energy projects.

 

Based in Whitehorse, YT, Northern Energy Capital stands to empower Northern Communities in the transition from fossil fuel consumption to clean energy asset-ownership.

PARTNERS AND 

FACILITATORS

PROJECT

TIMELINE

Jan. - Feb. 2018

Feb. - Mar. 2018

Mar. - Apr. 2018

May 2018

2018 - 2020

2018 - 2020

May 2020 - Sept. 2020

25 - 30 years

Developing the Team

Community Consultation for Wind Monitoring

Application to Council for Wind Monitoring

Installation of Wind Monitoring Tower

Community Consultation and Wind Data Collection

Consultation with Qulliq Energy Corporation

Project Construction

Project Operations and Maintenance

Image of met tower from Northern Energy Capital's Haekel Hill project in Whitehorse, Yukon

 
 

BENEFITS

PROTECT

ENVIRONMENT

Reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases

BUILD

RESILIENCY

Increase energy reliability and cost certainty

ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

Increase infrastructure investment and tax revenues

BUILD

RESILIENCY

By diversifying our energy sources, we build resilience against:

  • Fuel shortages

  • Increasing fuel costs

  • Plant and grid failures

  • Climate change

PROTECT

ENVIRONMENT

The Rankin Inlet clean energy project is estimated to save 

37 Million Litres of diesel, the equivalent of 4 fuel tanker ships over the course of its operating life.

 

Wind energy reduces:

  • Pollutants entering the air we breathe

  • Tankers in our waters

  • Acid rain, smog, and greenhouse gases

  • Water consumption from diesel energy generation

  • Health problems and economic damages

Winds are caused by the heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the rotation of the Earth, and the Earth's surface irregularities. For as long as the sun shines and the wind blows, the energy produced can be harnessed to send power across the grid

 

Wind is a clean, domestic source of energy. Nunavut’s wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible, it is sustainable for future generations.

30%

Supply of
Rankin Inlet's
Electricity

5.2

GWh/year of
Clean Electricity
Generated

1.5

Tonnes/year of
CO2 Emissions
Per Capita Saved

345

Thousand Litres/year
of Water Saved 
From Avoided
Diesel Generation
 
 

ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

INVEST LOCALLY

Our Mission is to develop renewable energy projects that deliver powerful social, economic and environmental returns.


The Project will produce $16M of economic acitivity, and up to 35 added construction jobs.

 

The Project will produce tax revenues available for local services.

The Project will create investment opportunities under the

Own Your Power program for small businesses and community members to own a piece of this historical project.

BUILD KNOWLEDGE

By building local knowledge we generate:

  • The opportunity to be world leaders in cold climate clean energy

  • Our capacity to be self reliant

  • Skills that are of economic value both locally and away

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Wind resource assessments

  • Energy yield assessments

  • Wind turbine construction

  • Wind turbine operations and maintenance

 
 

ADVANCED WIND

TECHNOLOGY

Our advanced wind turbine de-icing and anti-icing technology will allow the Rankin Inlet clean energy project to continue to generate power during an icing event. When microscopic ice is detected on the turbine's blades, hot air is forced into the blade cavity in real time, transferring heat to the exterior skin of the blade melting the ice, and allowing the turbine to continue to operate.

 

Internal hardware, software, and gearboxes are internally heated to enable the wind turbine to operate in temperatures down to -40C.

 

The result is more power, when it's needed the most.

PROPOSED

LOCATION

  • The proposed location is approximately 4KM west of Rankin Inlet.

  • The proposed site has been relocated from its initial location after consultation in regard to the migration routes of local caribou population

  • The proposed site is compliant with the Transport Canada and NavCanada limiting distances from Airports.

  • The proposed site is within a feasible distance for connection to existing electricity infrastructure

  • The proposed site location is outside of the community’s core reducing resident disturbance

  • Upon reaching end of operable life at 25 years, the turbines will be decommissioned and replaced or the lands returned to natural state.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

SHARE YOUR

FEEDBACK

​We would love to hear your feedback on this project. Your input is greatly valued.

 

CONTACT

US

Email: contact@northernenergycapital.com

Head Office: 72097 7th Ave., Whitehorse YT Y1A-1R8