GNWT approves seven projects under Greenhouse Gas Grant Program

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Yellowknife — July 21, 2022

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has approved seven projects under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Grant Program – including a project to install a Level 3 electric vehicle charger in Behchokǫ̀.

The GNWT is providing approximately $4.2 million in funding for these projects to support greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects and initiatives in NWT communities. The approved projects include:

  • City of Yellowknife – Water Treatment Plant Biomass Boiler ($2.25 million)
  • Northwest Territories Community Services Corporation – Heat Pump Project ($602,632)
  • Northwest Territories Power Corporation – DC Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Station ($468,000)
  • Yellowknife Condo Board #32 – Ravenscourt GHG Reduction Project ($450,000)
  • City of Yellowknife – New Aquatic Centre Biomass District Heating System Connection ($330,000)
  • Polar Developments Ltd. – Anderson-Thomson Tower Heat Recovery Ventilator ($80,000)
  • Sunrise Cabinets & Millworks Ltd. ­– Energy Upgrade Project ($41,250)

The GHG Grant Program is an application-based grant program designed to support projects and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions reduction for Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, community governments, municipalities, GNWT departments and agencies, businesses, industry and non-profit organizations. Grants support up to 75 per cent of eligible project costs.

More information on the seven approved projects can be found in the attached backgrounder.

Quote(s)

“The 2030 Energy Strategy is the GNWT’s map to a lower-carbon energy future and key to implementing the goals outlined in that strategy is providing financial support and resources to the public so we can all do our part. The GHG Grant Program is one of those resources and it’s exciting to see so much interest in developing projects that reduce emissions, make NWT communities more sustainable and save participants money.”

  • Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure

“The establishment of a Level 3 charging station in Behchokǫ̀ is a critical first step to developing an electrified transportation corridor between Alberta and Yellowknife. It will help support achievement of the GNWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy.”

  • Cory Strang, President and CEO, Northwest Territories Power Corporation

Quick facts

  • The seven projects are expected to reduce GHG emissions up to 2,367 tonnes annually.
  • The combined approximate cost of all seven projects is $8.55 million.
  • All projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.

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