Northern REACHE, selected projects 2019 to 2020

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Recipient Community Project title project description Program contribution
The Pembina Institute Pan-northern Renewables in Remote Communities Conference

Funding for research support and management of the 2020 Renewables in Remote Communities Conference held in Whitehorse, Yukon and organized by Pembina Institute. Funding will also enable Indigenous leaders from across Canada to attend and participate in the event.
Recipient Community Project title and description Program contribution
Nunatsiavut Government Pan-Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut Energy Coordinator

Funding to support an energy coordinator position in the Nunatsiavut Government.
Nunatsiavut Government Makkovik Makkovik Arena 56kW Solar Photovoltaic Project

Funding for the design and installation of a 56kW solar photovoltaic system on the Makkovik community arena.
Nunatsiavut Government Pan-Nunatsiavut High-Efficiency Wood Stoves, Large-Scale Implementation

Funding to purchase and install high-efficiency wood stoves in residential homes across Nunatsiavut’s five communities.
Nunatsiavut Government Pan-Nunatsiavut Community Energy Champions

Funding to hire and train community energy officers, and support their delivery of energy education and awareness initiatives.
Recipient Community Project title and project description Program contribution
Pituvik Landholding Corporation Inukjuak Inukjuak Hydro Project

Funding to hold community engagement sessions, providing local residents the opportunity to ask questions, express their concerns and be informed on project updates.
Eeyou Bio-Energy Wemindji Biomass Housing Conversion in Wemindji

Funding to examine the economic, logistic and environmental feasibility of converting community building heating systems to biomass.
Saputik Landholding Corporation Kangirsuk Kangirsuk Hydro Project

Funding for feasibility studies to determine the potential and capacity of a hydroelectric project.
Whapmagoostui Eeyou Economic Development Corporation Whapmagoostui, Kuujjuarapik Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Wind Project

Funding for technical revisions of wind data and financial risk simulations.
Laval University Umiujaq Clean Energy Integration of the center d'études nordiques (CEN) Research Facility

Funding to support engineering studies on integrating various renewable energy technologies in a new research facility that CEN is building in Umiujaq.
Recipient Community Project title and project description Program contribution
Government of Nunavut Pan-Nunavut Nunavut Climate Change Mitigation Specialist

Funding for the Government of Nunavut to hire a climate change mitigation specialist to support communities and build capacity in the territory.
Hamlet of Kugluktuk Kugluktuk Kugluktuk Wind Generation Feasibility Study

Funding to support a wind-resource feasibility study in Kugluktuk. This is the third year of funding.
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.
Government of Nunavut Arviat, Baker Lake Energy Conservation Measures in Arviat and Baker Lake Buildings

Funding to convert secondary hot water pumps to variable flow pumping systems and controls recommissioning in two buildings.
Qulliq Energy Corporation Iqaluit, Baker Lake Exhaust Gas Recovery Unit Conceptual Design and Customer Analysis for Iqaluit and District Heating System Feasibility for Baker Lake

Funding to complete conceptual design work and customer analysis for an exhaust gas heat recovery unit at Iqaluit’s power plant, and to support feasibility and early design work for integrating Baker Lake’s district heating system to a new building.
Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) Iqaluit Financial Assessment and Analysis of Benefits and Opportunities for an Iqaluit Hydro Project

Funding to determine how the Qikiqtani Inuit Association can add value to and support the development of a hydroelectric project near Iqaluit.
Nihtat Energy Ltd. Iqaluit Behind-the-meter Solar Photovoltaic on Iqaluit Northmart

Funding to procure and install a 300 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system (behind-the-meter) on the Iqaluit Northmart.
Northwest Territories
Recipient Community Project title and description Program contribution
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Inuvialuit Settlement Region Inuvialuit Clean Energy Coordinator

Funding to support a clean energy coordinator position within the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) to facilitate the development of renewable energy in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
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.
Government of Northwest Territories Tulita Tulita Utility Scale 45kW Solar Photovoltaic

Funding to support a 45 kilowatt net-metered solar photovoltaic system.
Nihtat Corporation Pan-Northwest Territories Gwich’in Regional Energy Coordinator

Funding to hire a regional energy coordinator to help Gwich’in communities develop and implement clean energy projects.
Nihtat Corporation Inuvik Home Energy Audit, Data Collection and Energy Literacy Program

Funding to help Gwich’in homeowners reduce their energy consumption through energy audits, data collection and energy literacy.
K’asho Got’ine Housing Society Fort Good Hope Energy Retrofit for Men’s Transitional Home

Funding to support a deep energy retrofit for a men’s transitional supported living house.
Government of Northwest Territories Yellowknife and Inuvik 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.
Northern Loco Fort Providence Fort Providence Energy Project

Funding to support a renewable energy officer and committee responsible for overseeing a community energy audit, energy retrofits, and the development and delivery of energy education.
Behdzi Ahda First Nation Colville Lake Renewable Electricity and Heat for Energy-Independent Modular Greenhouse

Funding to support a feasibility study to determine suitable renewable energy options for a new energy-independent modular greenhouse unit.
Nihtat Corporation Inuvik Satellite Station Micro-Grid

Funding for a pre-feasibility study to assess clean energy options that would supply existing and potential future satellite station projects in Inuvik.
Recipient Community Project title project description Program contribution
Yukon Government Pan-Yukon Commercial Building Energy Audits

Funding for the creation of a commercial building energy audit program and the completion of 20 ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits. The energy modelling and calculations necessary to support each audit will inform a commercial building retrofit program.
Yukon Government Carmacks Carmacks Green Energy Initiative

Funding to develop the Carmacks Green Energy Initiative, which will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions incurred through the operation of infrastructure, and via the installation of an approximately 20 kilowatt solar array.
Yukon Government Carmacks Carmacks Integrated Asset Management Plan (IAMP)

Funding to develop an Integrated Asset Management Plan, which will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions incurred through the operation of infrastructure.
Vuntut Gwitchin Government Old Crow Old Crow Wind Project

Funding for the installation of a meteorological tower to evaluate wind resources.
Selkirk Development Corporation Pelly Crossing Selkirk Wind Resource Assessment

Funding to install a Sonic Detection and Ranging (SODAR) system, which will provide a detailed assessment at one site that can be used to extrapolate wind resource at three other sites.

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