Hamlet of Gjoa Haven
General Delivery Gjoa Haven, NU X0B 1J0 Mayor: Tel: 360-7141 Fax: 360-6309
email: email@example.com Power Plant Tel: 360-6064 Fax: 360-6136
Gjoa Haven is located on the southeastern coast of King William
Island on the Northwest Passage.
Gjoa Haven is also known as Uqsuqtuuq, or 'place of plenty blubber',
because of the once plentiful seal.
The community is one of the fastest growing communities in the
Kitikmeot Region. In 1961, its population was estimated at 100.
Gjoa Haven - 502
The power plant is 28' x 34' pre-engineered, metal clad,
steel frame building, which was built in 1977. The line material warehouse
is 12' x 20' pre-engineered metal clad, steel frame building built
The office is a prefabricated trailer 18' x 28'. An
8' x 28' addition was put on it in 1994. The transient trailer is
used as a two-man bunkhouse and was purchased in 1973. Minor work
completed on both facilities in 1998.
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
One welded horizontal of 102,508 litre
capacity within a metal berm.
A new 300 Kw Detroit Diesel was installed
in the fall of 1999.
Capacity of the plant is sufficient
at present. Continued growth of the town and anticipated GNWT department
moves to Gjoa Haven will increase loads in the near future. Waste
heat recovery could be made use of.
Any future capacity increase would require
a building addition as the building is overcrowded now. Plant exterior
requires painting and plant ventilation needs to be upgraded.