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
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.
Jan. - Feb. 2018
Feb. - Mar. 2018
Mar. - Apr. 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 Operations and Maintenance
Image of met tower from Northern Energy Capital's Haekel Hill project in Whitehorse, Yukon
By diversifying our energy sources, we build resilience against:
Increasing fuel costs
Plant and grid failures
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.
Per Capita Saved
of Water Saved
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.
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
Wind resource assessments
Energy yield assessments
Wind turbine construction
Wind turbine operations and maintenance
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.
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
We would love to hear your feedback on this project. Your input is greatly valued.
Head Office: 72097 7th Ave., Whitehorse YT Y1A-1R8