FEED study for a hybrid renewable energy platform for the remote community of Lutsel K’e First Nation

Strategic Area

Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities, FEED Study

Status

Active

Partners

Arctic Canada Construction Ltd.
BC Institute of Technology
Ryfan Electric
Yukon College

Fund

Green Infrastructure

Year

2018

GI Contribution

$ 400,000

Project Total

$ 500,000

Location

Lutsel K’e, NT

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Denesoline Corp Ltd.

Lead Proponent

Denesoline Corp Ltd.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of this project is to complete the front end engineering and design (FEED) study for the hybrid renewable energy platform for Lutsel K’e First Nation.

Lutsel K’e is located on the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake in Northwest Territories, and is not connected to the North American electricity grid, is off the piped natural gas network, and not accessible by road.

The FEED study will result in the selection of technologies based on resource availability, site selection and initial design and costing for the demonstration project.

Expected Results

The completed FEED study will be used to determine required permitting, conduct an environmental impact assessment as well as consult with the community, utility and other energy stakeholders that could be impacted by integrating renewable energy onto the Lutsel K’e diesel microgrid.

The demo project will have potential for replication in the other 200 diesel powered Indigenous communities, therefore, reducing fossil fuel use resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and creating socioeconomic benefits.