Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link

Sector(s)
Clean Power, Broadband, Indigenous Infrastructure
Location(s)
Nunavut, Manitoba
Participation
Memorandum of Understanding
Partner(s)
Kivalliq Inuit Association, Sakku Investments Corporation

Bringing sustainable energy and broadband access to remote Indigenous communities

The proposed Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link involves the construction of a new 1,200-kilometre, 150-megawatt transmission line with fibre-optic cabling to Nunavut from Manitoba.

Fast facts

Increase the use of renewable, sustainable and reliable hydroelectricity in Canada’s north
Enhance telecommunications services for communities
Reduce dependence on diesel power generation using shipped-in fuel

This project would bring renewable, sustainable and reliable hydroelectricity to modernize electricity systems and potentially reduce reliance on diesel power generation while supporting the economic interest of Indigenous Peoples in remote communities. The Link would bring broadband connectivity to the region for the first time, enhancing telecommunications services for residents, businesses and for public service delivery.

As an advisor, our team of experts will conduct analysis, review the project’s estimated costs and revenues, explore financing options, assess environmental, social and economic benefits. We will potentially invest in the project, pending due diligence and decision-making by our Board.

Benefits of CIB involvement

We engage and build relationships with all levels of government, Indigenous communities and private and institutional investors. We are uniquely positioned to conduct market analysis and provide specialized commercial and investment expertise, including innovative financial modelling, project structuring and procurement options to support project sponsors.

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Kivalliq Inuit Association

Inuit are proud to be driving this transformative, national infrastructure project. Together we are creating something that will bring lasting economic and environmental benefits to Nunavut and all of Canada.

Kono Tattuinee, President Kivalliq Inuit Association
Ministry of Northern Affairs

Northerners must be part of long-term solutions that address both local concerns and global challenges. The Inuit-led Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project would bring clean energy and connectivity to Nunavummiut in five communities and to two operating mines. Our government is proud to support the collaboration of northern partners – particularly Indigenous partners – along with private-sector investment. This is an example of working together to unlock northern potential and advance the process of reconciliation.

Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs