Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion

Sector(s)
Clean Power
Location(s)
Northwest Territories
Participation
Advisory
Partner(s)
Government of Northwest Territories

Clean and reliable energy for more communities in the Northwest Territories

The proposed project includes a plan to expand the existing Taltson generating station with construction of a new 60-megawatt, clean energy hydroelectricity facility and 270 kilometres of transmission lines to connect two existing transmission systems.

Fast facts

Reduce reliance on fossil fuel energy
Eliminate 240K tonnes of GHGs / year (equal to 52K passenger vehicles / year)
Increase electricity reliability in the regions

The Northwest Territories has two isolated electric power transmission systems to service the North Slave (Snare Grid) and South Slave (Taltson Grid) regions.

The Government of Northwest Territories proposes to expand the existing Taltson generating station with construction of a new 60-megawatt, clean energy hydroelectricity facility and 270 kilometres of transmission lines to connect the two transmission systems.

Once operational, the new Taltson generating station has the potential to eliminate an estimated 240,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually by replacing diesel power generation. It will also increase electricity reliability in the regions.

The project is part of a full service, Government of Northwest Territories led infrastructure corridor concept – transportation, energy and communications – and aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels energy generation in the region.

Benefits of CIB involvement

Our team of experts will assist Government’s team to develop the project’s financial structure and business case.

We could also be potential investor after the business case is developed, financial structuring is confirmed and due diligence is completed. Any investment decision is dependent on the CIB’s Board.

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Government of Northwest Territories

The GNWT is looking forward to working with the CIB on the Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion Project. CIB’s expertise will assist the GNWT in developing a strong business case and financial structure for the project, allowing us to deliver clean energy to the Slave Geological Province. This project will support the Government of the Northwest Territories in achieving the goals of its Energy Strategy, including stabilizing the cost of living and promoting renewable and alternative energy solutions.

Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment