The Innavik Hydro Electric Project
- The Innavik Hydro Electric is a small run-of-river 7.5 MW hydro electricity generating station being developed for the village of Inukjuak by the Pituvik Landholding Corporation (Pituvik) approximately 10 km from the community on the Inukjuak River. Innavik is an Inuktitut word meaning: “A pouch in which one would keep flint and moss to start a fire”.
- Pituvik has examined the potential of various renewable energy sources. A Pre-Feasibility Study conducted in 2007 identified a good small hydro site, and a Feasibility Study is now underway. The results will be presented to the community and partners/collaborators in early 2010 to determine if the project should move to the construction stage.
- The Innavik Project Team includes Pituvik, Groupe RSW, our Lead Engineering Partner, and Lumos Energy, our Clean Energy Advisor and Partner.
The Community of Inukjuak & Pituvik Landholding Corporation
Innavik Hydro Electric Project
Pituvik is conducting the Project Feasibility Study. Pituvik Board of Directors is the body that will make the final decision on the project based on input and consultations with all community members, and will ask the beneficiaries to vote on the project at a community meeting of the project.
- Inukjuak is a remote, off-grid Inuit community located on the shores of Hudson’s Bay in Northern Quebec. We rely on diesel power generation for local electricity supply.
- Our community has a deep commitment to our surrounding environment which we rely on for our well-being, food and cultural heritage.
- The Pituvik Landholding Corporation (PLC) is the community organization which has the rights and responsibilities for managing Category 1 Lands around Inukjuak in interests of the Inuit beneficiaries in the community of Inukjuak.
Our community is very positive about moving forward with a clean, renewable hydroelectric project to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and minimize Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. We believe that the Innavik Project offers a range of environmental advantages, will be cost effective, and a major economic development driver for Inukjuak. We are particularly grateful for project support from the Canadian government, The Government of Quebec, the Kativik Regional Government and Hydro Quebec.
President, Pituvik Landholding Corporation