Current Alternative Energy Projects
NTPC is working to make low carbon electricity available across the NWT. We also need to ensure that electricity systems are reliable, which requires that a cap be placed on the amount of renewables that can be integrated in our diesel communities. To learn more, click here.
Several communities are benefiting from this green makeover and liquid natural gas (LNG) and solar power are part of the picture. Click on the links below for more information on these projects:
Inuvik’s gas plant is running on liquified natural gas (LNG), which emits fewer greenhouse gases than diesel .
Fort Simpson is drawing part of its power from a large solar array.
In Colville Lake, a battery charged by solar energy is providing electricity to the community, helping to reduce diesel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar arrays were installed in Fort Liard and Wrigley in 2016, and in Aklavik in 2017.
All communities have benefited from the installation of LED streetlights. Replacing high pressure sodium lamps with LED bulbs has reduced electricity costs in NWT communities.
Other projects include:
Residual heat recovery