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Gjoa Haven Clean Energy Implementation

Strategic Area

Renewable Energy
Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative




Qulliq Energy Corporation
The Arctic Renewables Society
Hamlet of Gjoa Haven Businesses


Impact Canada



Impact Canada Contribution

$ 1,600,000

Project Total

$ 1,600,000


Gjoa Haven, NU

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Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative

Lead Proponent

Hamlet of Gjoa Haven

Project Objectives

The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is pursing several community level energy generation and conservation activities. These include the installation of energy efficient measures in all residential homes, implementation of solar PV on cabins on the land near Gjoa Haven, promoting heat pump dryers and other energy efficient appliances, a renewable energy powered community freezer, wind and solar powered community greenhouses, a wind energy feasibility study, district heating, and installing solar panels on: commercial and government buildings, the Community Hall, and the Heritage Centre. Additionally, the Hamlet will engage in energy efficiency education and research.

Expected Results

The energy generation and conservation activities being implemented by the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is anticipated to have many positive benefits. These include local employment and training opportunities, local economic development, and climate change mitigation. These activities are anticipated to reduce 141,379 litres equivalent of diesel per year in Gjoa Haven. The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is working in partnership with Qulliq Energy Corporation, the Arctic Renewables Society, and Hamlet of Gjoa Haven Businesses, demonstrating the positive benefits that arise when multiple partners collaborate.

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