Heat is recovered from NTPC diesel plants to heat buildings in the community. This displaces the need for heating fuel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Fort Liard – Residual heat from the diesel plant heats the Hamlet office, the fire station and garage, and the Echo Dene School. Since 2011, residual heat has provided almost 80% of the heating required by the school.
Fort McPherson – The heat comes from the fuel already being burned at NTPC’s diesel plant. Heat is being sold through a system of above-ground pipes built by Aadrii Limited, an innovative partnership between the Gwich’in Development Corporation and NTPC. A background document on the system can be found here.