Kakisa Goes Biomass

Posted 2015-04-24
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The Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation’s new Wood Master Boiler in Kakisa is now in its final stages of installation and will be ready for commissioning by the middle of May.

The wood boiler takes both pellets or cord wood fuel and will provide enough energy to heat the Band office and Motel complex.

The boiler is expected to displace over 25,000 litres of heating oil per year and reduce carbon emissions by about 70 tonnes annually.

Yellowknife’s Arctic Green Energy supplied and installed the system and will be providing training for the local maintenance personnel, and the Pembina Institute will be assembling the Operational Manual.

Arctic Energy Alliance staff will participate in the boiler training and provide ongoing support to the community, to share the experience we’ve gained from our biomass boiler project that heats our Yellowknife office, and to help ensure the Kakisa project is as successful as possible at utilizing the local biomass resources.

The picture shows the new boiler.