Conversion of the Whapmagoostui Arena to Biomass Energy
Client: Nimschu Iskudow Inc.
Location: Whapmagoostui (Northern Quebec)
Période: Since 2014
The Cree community of Whapmagoostui is not linked to Hydro-Québec’s provincial electrical grid. Instead, the community is powered by three diesel generators belonging to Hydro-Québec. A fourth generator is specifically dedicated to supplying the Arena with electricity. It produces the electricity required to power the ice-producing system, the lighting system and other auxiliary systems. The fourth generator is owned by the community and generates high operating costs. The arena is also equipped with a diesel-supplied boiler to power the heating system.
The objective of the project is to replace the 455 KW diesel generator with biomass boilers. The three main aspects of this project are:
The project has been developed through a “Build, Own, and Operate” structure where the Owner, Whapmagoostui First Nation, will save around $250,000 a year in energy costs. In addition, this project will create new jobs within the community and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
YAB Management has provided professional services including:
PLANNING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
See Press Release: Programme de biomasse forestière résiduelle – Le gouvernement accorde une aide financière de 1 148 435 $ à Nimschu Iskudow pour un projet innovant et structurant de conversion à la biomasse forestière résiduelle dans le Nord du Québec