Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet
P.O. Box 10 Chesterfield Inlet,
NU X0C 0B0 Mayor:
Tel: 898-9951 Fax: 898-9108 Power Plant
Tel: 898-9941 Fax: 898-9118
Inlet is the oldest continuing community in Nunavut. In Inuktitut,
Chesterfield Inlet is known as Igluligaarjuk, 'place with few houses'.
It is located at the mouth of Chesterfield Inlet and overlooks Fish
Bay. The community has a fish plant that processes Arctic char for
southern markets. more...
Plant Status Report -
Chesterfield Inlet - 614
The powerhouse was constructed in the mid 70's. It is
a metal clad building housing the
generators only. A PLC was installed in 1993 and refurbished in 1997.
The building is in
good shape structurally, with a few deficiencies
The office is located in a warehouse/garage/office adjacent
to the plant. This facility
underwent a major retrofit in 1995, with the installation of washroom
the exterior, a new roof, the replacement of the asbestos interior
panelling and the
installation of an overhead door.
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
There are eight tanks in Chester, two
90K horizontals, two 78K verticals and four 68K
verticals. The annual supply is bulk delivered (410,000 litres) and
held in these tanks.
There is a fenced earth berm with an impermeable liner. This was completed
during a major retrofit in 1994. The tanks and catwalks are in need
of paint before serious deterioration begins.
The PLC was installed in 1997 and a
new engine was installed in 1994. In 1997 an
expansion to the warehouse was completed for storage space, garage
space for the
Skidozer and transient quarters to replace the existing trailer. These
changes should take us well into the future.
The plant has adequate capacity into
the foreseeable future. Due to the location of the plant, residual
heat for the community does not appear to be realistic at this time.(School
is about 100M away).