The Canada government invested over 7.6 million CAD in three community-lead clean energy projects with Indigenous local communities in Nunavut.
The investments include:
- CAD 6.5 million for the Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation’s Sanikiluaq Renewable Energy Demonstration Project that will install a wind turbine and battery storage to generate 4 GWh of energy each year, substituting diesel;
- CAD 750,000 for NRStor Inc. and the Hamlet of Arviat to conduct a front-end engineering design study for a hybrid wind, solar and energy storage system;
- CAD 400,000 for the Government of Nunavut to develop Community Energy Plans (CEPs) in Nunavut.