De-centralized Energy

Communities in the north have unique energy challenges due to their remote location resulting in de-centralized energy systems.  Although it would be ideal to convert to renewable energy sources, the energy solution must be practical and ultimately improve the business-as-usual scenario.  The energy system needs to be resilient taking into consideration the remoteness, extreme climate, required operator skills, and ecomonics.  

For more information, please contact Helen Chan (Manager, Energy) at

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