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Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) Taloyoak District Heating System (DHS) (149287)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Megan Larose
Company: Qulliq Energy Corporation
Start Date: 2020-10-31
End Date: 2060-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is proposing to construct and operate a district heating system (DHS) in Taloyoak, Nunavut to service the Netsilik School, Moses Teelktaq Pool, Garage HB-303, Garage HB-304, and Paleajook Eskimo Co-op Garage (the Project). The purpose of the Project is to use the residual heat from the power plant to provide space heating and domestic hot water to buildings that are located in proximity to the power plant. The project includes three components, a heat recovery system located at the power plant, energy transfer stations located within each building being served and a distribution piping system from the power plant to each building to circulate heat transfer fluid through the system. The district heating system in Taloyoak would service five buildings. This will require the installation of two crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipelines, each approximately 500 metres in length, to connect the buildings with the power plant. Two pipelines will be placed within the same trench, one delivering the heat transfer fluid to the buildings and one returning the fluid back to the power plant for re-heating. The trench will be insulated with a high density soil insulation. The size of the pipelines will be determined as part of detailed design; however, it is estimated that each PEX pipeline will be approximately 4-inches in nominal diameter. The preliminary design indicates ground conditions are conducive for construction of an underground pipeline (i.e., trenching). This will be confirmed along with the routing during detailed design which is anticipated to occur in early 2020. Construction is tentatively scheduled for summer/fall 2020 after sealift. Depending on weather, local ground conditions, delivery of construction materials and contractor availability, it is anticipated that construction will require approximately three months. The exact number of personnel required during construction will be determined by the contractor; however, it is estimated that approximately three (3) to five (5) people would be employed over the course of the construction phase. The DHS is expected to remain operational for the life of the power plant, with minor maintenance or equipment upgrades over time to keep equipment in good working order. During operation, monitoring programs will be implemented to track pressure changes within the pipeline system. If pressure changes are detected within the system, QEC employees will be notified to investigate the issue. QEC also has a spill response plan and community specific emergency plan that would be implemented in the event of a spill or leak. No new QEC employees will be hired as a result of this Project. Taloyoak is not currently included under a land use plan and the Project will take place entirely within the boundaries of the municipality.
Persons: 5
Days: 75
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6051 polyline Proposed_Taloyoak_DHS_PL_Route
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Permanent Structures
Licensing Agencies
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Other Licensing Requirements
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Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Back Hoe 1 Back hoe will be used to excavate pipeline trench and backfill following construction.
Loader 1 Loader will be used to load excavated material and backfill material associated with the pipeline trench during construction.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 0 0 Liters Fuel for the construction equipment will be purchased locally as required during construction.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Propylene Glycol 2 1000 Liters Heat transfer fluid; non-hazardous; mixed with water. 17,000 litres of propylene glycol solution (50% water and 50% propylene glycol) will be required to fill the system. 2,000 litres of propylene glycol solution will be stored at the power plant to address evaporation or unplanned events.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Please refer to Table 1 of the attached Taloyoak District Heating System Project Description.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes Construction waste (e.g., pallets, pipe reels, unused pipe, packaging) will be disposed of in the local landfill only if permitted. Alternatively, construction waste will be removed from site and disposed of at an approved facility.
Hazardous waste Waste propylene glycol solution (non-hazardous) will be stored in drums/totes within secondary containment and shipped south for disposal at an approved facility.
Hazardous In the event of a fuel or hydraulic oil leak from construction equipment, contaminated soil will be collected and shipped south for disposal.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-02-03
Originator: Megan Larose
Public Registry ID: 17240
Document Size: 3.41 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-03
Originator: Megan Larose
Public Registry ID: 17241
Document Size: 201.06 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-02-04
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17245
Document Size: 522.34 Kb