Qikitaaluk Region
Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuaq
P.O. Box 4 Qikiqtarjuaq, NU X0A 0B0
Mayor: Tel: 927-8832 Fax: 927-8120
email: pickle@nunanet.com
Power Plant Tel: 927-8105 Fax: 927-8104

Qikiqtarjuaq, formerly known as Broughton Island, sits off the west coast of Baffin Island. Its Inuktitut name means 'big island'. However, Qikiqtarjuaq is only about 16 kilometres long and 12 kilometres wide. more...

1999/2000 Rates  
Non-Government Domestic
.4282
Government Domestic
.4969
Non-Goverment Commercial
.4036
Government Commercial
.4969

Plant Status Report - Qikitarjuaq - 727 April 2001
PowerHouse
Original metal clad building was constructed in 1963; a small addition was added in 1975 and another addition was added in 1986. Building additions were required due to capacity increases. Foundation slabs have subsided significantly in the first two additions resulting in severe stress to plant auxiliaries and building envelope. Storage is in a small warehouse and is not adequate.
Storage Facilities
n/a
Office Facilities
n/a
Prime Movers
Unit
3030414
3031711
3030926
3031227
Make
Cat
Cat
Cat
Cat
Model
D342
D3406
D353
D398
Capacity
165Kw
330Kw
270Kw
540Kw
Installed
1970
1997
1977
1988
Hours
100527
16109
95178
47541
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
1305Kw
458Kw
Fuel Tanks
One 90K horizontal tank is installed in a metal berm on the plant site. Bulk fuel is
nominated and is delivered by truck. Environmental liability is minimal.
Capital Work
Minimal work has been done on this plant in the last ten years. The 1986 installation was designed for a life-span of five years as the plant was due for replacement as a result of the foundation problems. A geo-technical survey was completed in 1997, and proposals received with regard to re-mediation. One D342 was replaced by an 1800-RPM D3406 in the fall of 1997.
Plant Forecast
Existing capacity is adequate although two gensets are approaching their optimal
life-span. Although centrally located there are no large potential residual heat customers in the immediate vicinity.
Future Work
The plant requires replacement unless the floor can be levelled and stabilised. As this would be the second attempt at mud-jacking it is extremely unlikely that this procedure would be successful. The majority of the auxiliary equipment requires replacement. Switchgear for three of the units was built in the 1950's and is completely substandard. Plant automation is required and is scheduled for completion in 2000/2001. All auxiliary systems require upgrading. A proposal is being prepared to relocate the old switchgear and PLC from Clyde River in 2001, to improve plant efficiency and reliability.

 

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