Hamlet of Kugluktuk
P.O. Box 271 Kugluktuk, NU A0B 0E0 Mayor: Tel: 982-4461 Fax: 982-3060
Power Plant Tel: 982-5501 Fax: 982-3078
Kugluktuk, formerly known as Coppermine, is located on the Coppermine
River and the shores of Coronation Gulf on the Arctic Ocean. The
final signing of the Nunavut Land Claim took place in Kugluktuk
on July 9, 1993. July 9 is now celebrated as Nunavut Day.
Pictured here is the Kugluktuk windmill. It is less than six years
old and still in the experimental stages of operation. Nunavut Power
is researching the feasibility of wind generated power for the North.
Currently windmills require intensive maintenance and they perform
poorly in the gale-force gusts common in the North. more...
Plant Status Report - Kugluktuk - 505
The powerhouse is a metal clad 40' x 80' x 14' steel
frame building, constructed in 1968.
There is a metal clad steel frame, two bay garage, for the line truck
and line material storage built in 1989. The old garage, 22' x 24',
built in 1971, is now used as a warehouse at the plant. The three-bedroom
residence was purchased in 1968.
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
There are two welded vertical tanks
of 800,691 litres each in a welded steel berm, constructed in 1991.
In 1996, the two Detroit units, as well
as the two windmills, were installed. An Allen-Bradley PLC was installed
at the same time. Plant and tank farm were fenced in 1998. A 900Kw,
Detroit Diesel Series 4000 was installed in 2000.
Capacity of plant is adequate.
1. Berm maintenance
2. Installation of SCADA equipment and satellite dish.
Total Assets as of 1/April/2001 are
valued at $6,300,000 dollars