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Program supports transition away from diesel fuel for electricity and heating by supporting and funding renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, hydroelectricity, and biomass heating – Canadian Biomass Magazine

March 26, 2024

The federal government is kicking in $2.8 million to help build an electricity transmission line that would connect Manitoba’s power grid to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

Led by Nukik, an Inuit-owned corporation, the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link proposes to build a 1,200 kilometre, 150 megawatt transmission line with fibre-optic cabling. This project would take five communities and at least one gold mine off costly and polluting diesel for electricity and also deliver high-speed internet to the region.

Many communities in the North continue to rely on diesel for electricity and heat, which is costly, polluting, and contributes to climate change. This Inuit-led project will play an important role in reducing energy costs and pollution in the Kivalliq region, while helping to create local jobs and multi-generational socio-economic benefits, according to a press release issued by Indigenous Services Canada.

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