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Proposed Replacement Power Plant at Kugaaruk (149896)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: MFrind
Company: QEC
Schedule:
Start Date: 2027-01-01
End Date: 2067-12-12
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is proposing to construct and operate a new diesel-fired power plant in the Hamlet of Kugaaruk, which is located in the Kitikimeot Region of Nunavut. This multi-year project will include a new four-engine power generation facility (proposed generating capacity of approximately 2,400 kilowatts) designed for a life expectancy of over 40 years. It will also incorporate new technology in order to improve reliability, efficiency, operation, safety, and to reduce environmental impacts. Construction will include a fuel storage system consisting of two 90,000 litre double-walled, 110% contained horizontal fuel tanks, appropriate fuel pumping facilities, Quonset garage, transformer storage, pole racks, oil and glycol drum storage and waste disposal area (with secondary containment berm). Space will also be provided for a transient staff accommodation unit, sea cans for storage, and a back-up emergency generator. Upgrades to the existing distribution system will also be required to connect to the new power plant. An approximately 30-metre fuel pipeline will be constructed to connect to the Government of Nunavut’s Petroleum Products Division (PPD) bulk fuel storage facility located adjacent to the property. The pipeline is anticipated to be of aboveground construction. The new plant will be capable of integrating renewable energy sources, including wind and solar.
Personnel:
Persons: 5
Days: 250
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9528 polyline Site for replacement power plant for Kugaaruk, next to PPD tank farm.
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
TC: 0
NWB: Approval to Use Water/Deposit Water Without a Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Construction Equipment 10 5 Standard pieces of construction equipment including excavators, backhoes, loaders, forklifts, boom cranes, telehandlers, graders, welders, concrete mixers, dump trucks, bulldozers, air compressors, and sundry other items.
Construction Equipment 10 5 Standard pieces of construction equipment including excavators, backhoes, loaders, forklifts, boom cranes, telehandlers, graders, welders, concrete mixers, dump trucks, bulldozers, air compressors, and sundry other items.
Construction Equipment 10 5 Standard pieces of construction equipment including excavators, backhoes, loaders, forklifts, boom cranes, telehandlers, graders, welders, concrete mixers, dump trucks, bulldozers, air compressors, and sundry other items.
Reciprocating Diesel-fueled Internal Combustion Engines, for power generation 5 8 metres Power generation plant (once constructed). Includes four main generators and one backup generator (or black-start generator).
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 2 90 Cubic Meters Diesel fuel, initially to fuel construction machinery and then later to fuel the actual power plant (once construction has been concluded). The completed power plant will have two large 90-cubic-metre fuel tanks, double-walled and equipped with continuous electronic monitoring. There will also be small day tanks inside the power plant.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Domestic usage at plant Tanker truck supply. Note; This plant project does NOT require Nunavut Water Board approval, since all water for construction and operation will simply be trucked in from the municipal supply.
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Construction of the new power plant will entail similar construction wastes as would arise from building a typical concrete-and-steel residential, commercial, or institutional building. Domestic-type wastes will also arise. These types of wastes would be disposed of via the standard municipal facility (assuming the same permission would be granted as has been granted for the existing power plant in the community). Meanwhile, domestic sewage will be taken away by tanker truck, thus reflecting the same procedure as is done for the existing power plant. Waste crankcase oils, glycol coolant, and similar operational fluids from the power plant, once constructed, will be disposed of via sealift southwards, as we have been doing for the existing power plant.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 1000 litres a year engine lubricating oil In Southern Canada, waste oil is refined at a refinery equipped for this purpose. As at our existing plant, waste engine crankcase oils will be drummed and shipped out annually via sealift.
Non-Combustible wastes 1000 litres a year waste glycol coolant Recycled at facility in southern Canada. Drummed and sealifted out to recycling facility in southern Canada.
Non-Combustible wastes 1 cubic metre per year Standard municipal open dump. Standard household-type waste from the power plant, such as waste paper from the office, food waste, and so on.
Sewage (human waste) 100 litres per day Natural biodegradation in sewage lagoon. Tanker truck to standard municipal lagoon.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-10-13
Originator: Mark
Public Registry ID: 20763
Document Size: 179.09 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-10-13
Originator: Mark
Public Registry ID: 20764
Document Size: 1142.97 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-10-18
Originator: Mark
Public Registry ID: 20840
Document Size: 1157.75 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-11-04
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 20929
Document Size: 252.39 Kb
2022-10-19 15:31:43, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:31, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:35, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:37, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:38, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:40, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:41, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:43, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:45, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:54, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:45:56, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 15:48:22, from: Mark
 Confusion corrected by updating project description. This project does NOT require any Nunavut Water Board approvals because there are no in-stream works, and there are no water-takings from a water body, and there are no discharges of water.

2022-10-19 20:40:11, from: Mark
 Crytic automatically generated message 19-Oct-2022 Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) Dear MFrind, Your project proposal No 149896 has been reviewed by the NPC and returned to you for further editing. Please login to your account on Proponent Portal website at http://npc.strata360.com/portal/ to review the requests listed by the NPC under ‘Tasks’ and/or ‘Messages’. Nunavut Planning Commission. However, no messages have been found in this message section. Nor is there a section for tasks. Please ensure that a real, live human being provides tangibly clear, unambiguously topical response messages. As an aside, this online portal could really benefit from some software improvements. For example, I have been finding it frustrating to repeatedly click submit but to not receive a acknowledgement response...but then when I sign back in again, then suddenly I see multiple repeated submission entries. This type of inordinate delay in software functionality implies that the back-end software that runs this Lupit submission portal could use some refinement. Ideally, the software code that underpins website portals such as this would be written entirely from scratch, given that the acknowledgement of user entries has been standard practice (including by immediate echoing of entries) that dates back from the era of the IBM System/360 mainframe computers.

2022-10-19 20:40:13, from: Mark
 Crytic automatically generated message 19-Oct-2022 Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) Dear MFrind, Your project proposal No 149896 has been reviewed by the NPC and returned to you for further editing. Please login to your account on Proponent Portal website at http://npc.strata360.com/portal/ to review the requests listed by the NPC under ‘Tasks’ and/or ‘Messages’. Nunavut Planning Commission. However, no messages have been found in this message section. Nor is there a section for tasks. Please ensure that a real, live human being provides tangibly clear, unambiguously topical response messages. As an aside, this online portal could really benefit from some software improvements. For example, I have been finding it frustrating to repeatedly click submit but to not receive a acknowledgement response...but then when I sign back in again, then suddenly I see multiple repeated submission entries. This type of inordinate delay in software functionality implies that the back-end software that runs this Lupit submission portal could use some refinement. Ideally, the software code that underpins website portals such as this would be written entirely from scratch, given that the acknowledgement of user entries has been standard practice (including by immediate echoing of entries) that dates back from the era of the IBM System/360 mainframe computers.