Kivalliq Region
Hamlet of Rankin Inlet
P.O. Box 310 Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Mayor: Tel: 645-2953 Fax: 645-2146
email: munri@arctic.ca
Power Plant Tel: 645-5302 Fax: 645-3155

Rankin Inlet, on the western shores of Hudson Bay, is Nunavut's second largest community. Located at the head of Rankin Inlet, about 20km from Hudson Bay, the community of Rankin Inlet developed as a result of nickel mining activity in the area. The Thule people, who built stone weirs to channel Arctic char into shallow water where they could be speared, once used the mouth of the nearby Meliadine River. After the Government of the Northwest Territories moved its regional headquarters to Rankin Inlet, the community began to flourish. more...

1999/2000 Rates  
Non-Government Domestic
.3282
Government Domestic
.3282
Non-Goverment Commercial
.2825
Government Commercial
.3182

Plant Status Report - Rankin Inlet - 610 April 2001
PowerHouse
The Plant was built in three stages. The original building was constructed in 1973. The first addition in 1986 added a workshop/stores and a 2-engine bay. The next addition in 1993 added another 2-engine bay and washroom facilities. The latest addition has only one engine; the additional space is used for shop and garage space. The existing building can accommodate capacity increases into the immediate future at the current forecast growth.
Storage Facilities
Includes an empty engine bay used to park the line truck, vehicle maintenance and storage, a stores area above the shop, two heated 45' vans and one cold storage 45' van.
Office Facilities
The office is a separate building next to the plant. This accommodates the area office staff as well as space for the tradesmen and operators. There is insufficient space at this time to accommodate all these people. We will be looking for ways to remedy this serious shortage of space.
Prime Movers
Unit #
3031301
3031907
3031903
3031901
Make
Cat
Cat
Cat
Cat
Model
D399
D3516
D3516
D3516
Capacity
700Kw
950Kw
950Kw
950Kw
Installed
1973
1993
1988
1986
Hours
99738
41733
66333
73959
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
3550Kw
2358Kw
Fuel Tanks
Two vertical tanks are installed in a metal berm. Tank capacity is 1.6 mil and 2.4 mil for a total of 4 million litres storage. The fuel is delivered by ship by direct pipeline once a year.
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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