Technical

Feasibility engineering work has demonstrated that the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link provides numerous technical and operating benefits to the region.

230kV

intertie system

150MW

energy capacity

3000%

increase in download speed

1000%

increase in upload speed

50%

reduction in broadband supply costs

50%

reduction in power supply costs to QEC

  • The project allows for a large-scale transition from fossil fuels to electricity for heating.

  • A 50% reduction in power supply costs for the Qulliq Energy Corporation in the target communities is forecast, which will in turn help stabilize the cost of power for all Nunavummiut.

  • Future mining and industrial customers can rely on hydroelectricity for their primary energy needs.

  • A robust interconnection point in Manitoba enables long-term development of regional power and fibreoptic systems.

“The federal government’s ongoing work on the Arctic Policy Framework should include investment in telecommunications and renewable energy infrastructure to address these challenges and support infrastructure projects initiated by Inuit. … The Manitoba-Nunavut hydroelectric power line transmission and fibre optics project would … create prosperity for Inuit in Nunavut that in turn benefits all Canadians.”
— Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami