U.S. delegation travels to the Arctic to bolster partnerships
Did you know that the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) delivers electricity to approximately 14,400 electrical customers across Nunavut by operating 25 stand-alone diesel power plants in 25 communities? QEC is currently working on solar and wind demonstration projects to test the potential of these renewable energy systems in the Arctic unique environment.
Since Nunavut is part of our consular district, a U.S. delegation, including Consul General Allison Areias Vogel, Paul Hueper, Director of the Office of Energy Programs in the State Department’s Energy Bureau, travelled to Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, and Baker Lake in Nunavut (April 2019). During their visit, they met with local officials to hear their views on a potential renewable energy workshop to be held in Iqaluit during the fall of 2019. The workshop would bring together renewable energy experts and community members from Alaska and Greenland in order to share “lessons learned” in implementing renewable energy projects in remote Northern communities.
The delegation met with Mayor of Iqaluit Madeleine Redfern, and federal, territorial, and hamlet council officials, as well as members of local organizations and business leaders.
Thank you all for making our travel such a success. We are looking forward to our next visit!