Kivalliq Region
Hamlet of Arviat
P.O. Box 150 Arviat, NU X0C 0E0
Mayor: Tel: 857-2841 Fax: 857-2519
email: darrenf@netcom.ca
Power Plant Tel: 857-2853 Fax: 857-2504

Arviat can be found on old maps as Eskimo Point. The name Arviat comes from arviq, Inuktitut for 'bowhead whale'. The community was named for a nearby island that is shaped like a bowhead. The Hudson Bay Company established a trading post at Arviat in the 1920s and a Catholic mission followed shortly thereafter. The area had previously been used by the Pallirmiut Inuit to hunt for seals, walrus and whales. more...

1999/2000 Rates  
Non-Government Domestic
.4359
Government Domestic
.4359
Non-Goverment Commercial
.4034
Government Commercial
.4034

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Plant Status Report - Arviat - 612 April 2001
PowerHouse
Original metal clad building constructed in 1971. The building has a concrete slab
foundation. There has been major work done to this plant since construction. In 1997 this plant started a major retrofit which will be completed this year. The retrofit included an extension, complete new exterior and internal Mechanical and Electrical upgrade.
Storage Facilities
There is a small garage and also a steel cold storage shed on site. There is a garage and storage in the new structure.
Office Facilities
Currently the office is located inside the power plant and was upgraded during the major retrofit to the plant. The Northern Store acts as our agent here.
Prime Movers
Unit #
3032211
3031220
3031908
Make
Cat
Cat
Cat
Model
D3512
D398
D3516
Capacity
800Kw
600Kw
960Kw
Installed
1995
1979
1994
Hours
25827
35267
23645
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
2240Kw
1158Kw
Fuel Tanks
There are four tanks in Arviat. Two vertical tanks, one 986K and one 708K, located in the
PPD tank farm and two horizontal 90K tanks in a steel berm next to the plant. We hold
bulk fuel for the full year. (1,400,000 litres) The tanks at the plant are joined to the tanks
at PPD by a direct pipeline owned by PPD. We do the fuel transfers ourselves as
necessary.
Capital Work
In 1997 a major retrofit to the plant was started. This included a building extension, office space, garage space, new switchgear, upgrades to the new building mechanical and electrical systems, ventilation improvements, noise abatement and accommodations for future residual heat programs. Improvements to the property, i.e. grading, storage platforms and fencing, were also carried out.
Plant Forecast
Following the capital work in 1997-00, the plant is in good shape. The
capacity will be adequate for 10 years plus at the current growth rate. Work started on heat recovery in the summer of 2000. Residual heat distribution system to be built in 2001/02.
Future Work
N/A

 

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