Northern REACHE, selected projects 2018 to 2019

Recipient Community Project title project description Program contribution
Yukon College Pan-northern

Yukon College SharePoint Site

Funding to support a collaborative "Northern Energy Work Space" where northern energy stakeholders can share information.

Recipient Community Project title and description Program contribution
Nunatsiavut Government Pan-Nunatsiavut

Energy Coordinator

Funding to support an energy coordinator position in the Nunatsiavut Government.

Nunatsiavut Government Makkovik Inuit Community

Makkovik Arena Solar Photovoltaic Project

Funding for the installation of solar panels on the Makkovik Arena.

Recipient Community Project title and project description Program contribution
Makivik Corporation Pan-Nunavik

20/20 Catalyst Program

Funding to support the participation of 2 Inuit staff members in the 20/20 Catalyst Program; a program which equips Indigenous leaders with the skills to lead community energy projects.

Tarquti Pan-Nunavik

Energy Coordinator Position

Funding to support an energy coordinator to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Nunavik's 14 communities.

Saputik Landholding Corporation Kangirsuk

Kangirsuk Hydro Project

Funding for a preliminary desk-top hydrology and power study to assess hydro capacity.

Whapmagoostui Eeyou Economic Development Corporation Whapmagoostui

Study for the Conversion of Band Council, Greenhouse and Residence to Biomass

Funding for preliminary design and operational models for the 3 heating systems.

Eeyou Bio-Energy Wemindji

Biomass Housing Conversion

Funding for a feasibility study to examine displacing heating oil with wood pellets and chips.

Recipient Community Project title and project description Program contribution
Government of Nunavut Pan-Nunavut

Nunavut Climate Change Mitigation Specialist

Funding to support a climate change mitigation specialist in the territory.

Qulliq Energy Corporation Iqaluit

Iqaluit Aquatic Centre District Heating System Expansion

Funding to support the expansion of the Iqaluit district heating system to the Aquatic Centre. The project is expected to provide 70% to 85% of the heating requirements of the Aquatic Centre.

Hamlet of Kugluktuk Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk Wind Generation Feasibility Study

Funding to support a wind resource assessment in Kugluktuk.

City of Iqaluit Iqaluit

Municipal Buildings Lighting Retrofit

Funding for the installation of lighting retrofits in 7 City of Iqaluit buildings.

Government of Nunavut Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet Solar Domestic Hot Water Project

Funding to support the construction of a solar domestic hot water system at the Rankin Inlet Health Centre and Healing Facility.

Hamlet of Gjoa Haven Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven 10kW Solar Photovoltaic on Arena

Funding to support the installation of a 10kW solar photovoltaic system with smart meter technology.

Northwest Territories
Recipient Community Project title and description Program contribution
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Paulatuk

15kW Solar Photovoltaic on Paulatuk Visitors Centre Corporation

Funding to support the installation of a roof-top solar system on the Paulatuk Visitor Centre

Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk

15kW Solar Photovoltaic on Tuktoyaktuk Hamlet Office

Funding to support the installation of a net-metered 15kW solar photovoltaic system on the hamlet office.

Hamlet of Paulatuk Paulatuk

15kW Solar Photovoltaic for Hamlet Office and 5kW Solar Photovoltaic for Youth Centre

Funding to support the installation of solar photovoltaic systems on the hamlet office and youth centre.

Gwich'in Council International Beaufort Delta Region

Beaufort Region Off-Grid Fossil Fuel Cost Study

Funding to support an evaluation of subsidies for heating and electricity and the cost of diesel in the North.

Government of Northwest Territories (Arctic Energy Alliance)
  • Bechoko
  • Whati
  • Gameti
  • Wekweeti
  • Deline

High-Efficiency Woodstoves Program

Funding to deliver the high-efficiency woodstove program, which aims to improve wood burning efficiency and reduce emissions from space heating.

Nihtat Corporation Inuvik

Beaufort Delta Biomass Business Plan

Funding to support the analysis of the heating requirements for Government of Northwest Territories buildings in the Beaufort Delta region.

Indigenous Clean Energy Tulita

Participation in 20/20 Catalyst Program

Funding to support 1 staff member from Tulita Land and Financial Corporation to participate in the 20/20 Catalyst Program.

Gwich'in Council International Pan-Northwest Territories

Arctic Energy Futures Toolkit

Funding for the development of the Arctic Energy Future Toolkit which will guide communities in developing community energy plans.

Nihtat Corporation Gwich'in Settlement Region

Gwich'in Regional Energy Coordinator

Funding to hire a regional energy coordinator to help communities develop and implement renewable energy projects.

Nihtat Corporation Inuvik

Home Energy Audit, Data Collection and Energy Literacy Program

Funding to help Gwich'in homeowners reduce their energy consumption.

K'asho Got'ine Housing Society Fort Good Hope

Energy Retrofit for Men's Transitional Home

Funding to support an energy retrofit of a men's transitional home.

Government of Northwest Territories Yellowknife and other community to be determined

Development of Biomass Wood Pellet Course

Funding to support the development of a training program on the operation and maintenance of biomass wood pellet heating systems.

Recipient Community Project title project description Program contribution
Kluane First Nation Burwash Landing

Kluane Wind Farm

Funding to support 3, 100kW wind turbines and 300kWh of battery storage.

Yukon Government Old Crow/Watson Lake

Community Green Energy Initiative

Funding to support integrated asset management plans to prioritize retrofits for commercial buildings.

Yukon Government Yukon

Ethel Lake Photovoltaic and Battery

Funding for the design and installation of a 6 kW ground mounted solar array and battery bank at the Ethel Lake Outpost of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation.

Carcross-Tagish First Nation
  • Dawson City
  • Carcross
  • Atlin

Hybrid Microgrid Project

Funding for the installation of hybrid micro-grid systems at 3 First Nation sites.

Vuntut Gwitchin Government Old Crow

Old Crow Biomass Project

Funding for a biomass harvest project including data collection, energy modelling, and feasibility assessment.

White River First Nation Limited Partnership Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Solar

Funding to support a grid impact study for the integration of a solar photovoltaic system in Beaver Creek.


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