Project Name: Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion
Partner: Government of Northwest Territories
Location: Northwest Territories
Sector: Green Infrastructure
Commitment: Advisory Services
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 green house 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.
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