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


intertie system


energy capacity


increase in download speed


increase in upload speed


reduction in broadband supply costs


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