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 LNG.
Fort Simpson is drawing part of its power from a large solar array.
In Colville Lake, a battery charged by solar energy has been providing electricity to the community for more than two years, helping to reduce diesel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
New solar arrays were installed in Fort Liard and Wrigley in 2016, and in Aklavik in 2017.
All communities will benefit from the installation of LED streetlights, replacing high pressure sodium lamps with LED bulbs saves communities money.
Other projects include:
Residual heat recovery