Response to the Energy Charrette

Posted 2015-06-15
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Category Taking Action

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released their response to the Energy Charrette Report, which can be viewed here.  For reference, the 2014 NWT Energy Charrette Report and additional Energy Charrette information can be viewed here.

The following is a brief summary of their response from the news release prepared by Premier Bob McLeod’s Office:

In this GNWT Response to the 2014 NWT Energy Charrette Report we have addressed what we heard during the Charrette process. We are refocusing our short-term plans for this third year of the 2013 Energy Action Plan.

In the short-term we will focus on energy efficiency and conservation, both through the Arctic Energy Alliance and in government buildings. We will look at ways to improve the resilience of the North Slave hydro grid.

New community scale alternatives and renewable energy sources include:

•    The Colville Lake solar-battery-diesel project,
•    Wind feasibility studies in Inuvik and Yellowknife,
•    Potential solar projects on government buildings in Dehcho and Beaufort Delta communities,
•    Biomass boilers in schools, and
•    The potential for natural gas generation in thermal communities.

Our long-term goals will focus on transformational energy projects for communities and for potential new markets, which will require significant government investments, and will be presented for the consideration of the 18th Legislative Assembly.