Nunavut

Overview of Electricity Sector

As Canada’s northernmost and least populous territory, Nunavut has no territorial electricity grid nor is there inter-community road access. It is also the only jurisdiction in Canada without developed local energy resources. Consequently, electricity systems are isolated and must be planned and operated independently [i]. The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is Nunavut’s public electricity utility...

Renewable Energy

The common challenges for a renewable future in the territories are compounded in Nunavut. These include: limited electrical grid connectivity, an extremely cold climate, limited demand, a sparse population, and dependency on fossil fuels remain persistent challenges to the growth of renewable energy in Canada’s most remote territory [i]. In spite of these challenges, solar projects, both for...

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