Reduce the cost of power and increase the use of alternative and renewable energy

The NWT’s relatively small population and expansive geography contributes to the high cost of power.  Investment in alternative and renewable energy can reduce the reliance on diesel. Reducing the cost of power will require partnerships and strategic investments. 

This work will be led by the Department of Infrastructure.

What we will do

1. Reduce reliance on diesel generation

2. Expand the reach of energy conservation and efficiency initiatives

How we will do it

1.a. Advance the Hay River to Fort Providence Transmission line

1.b. Finalization of engineering and design work for the Whatì transmission line

1.c. Advance Fort Simpson liquefied natural gas power plant

1.d. Complete Inuvik wind power and energy storage project

1.e. Advance Sachs Harbour wind power and energy storage project

2.a. Target energy conservation and efficiency initiatives to those most in need in partnership with key stakeholders, including the Arctic Energy Alliance and NTPC

How we will demonstrate progress

1.a. – e. Project milestones set, achieved, and diesel consumption in non-hydro communities reduced

2.a. Access by individuals in small and remote communities to initiatives increased