Name of the project /

Project to Increase the Capacity of the Kuujjuarapik Thermal Generating Station

Project to Increase the Capacity of the Kuujjuarapik Thermal Generating Station
Proponent /
Hydro Québec
Expected date of construction /
2022 - 2023
Community /
Location /
The building will be constructed on the site of the actual power station on a concrete foundation. It will have a steel structure and the architecture will match the existing building. The proponent stated that the building will have an envelope and wall systems with noise-mitigation measures.

Affected area

The project is located on Class I lands in the Northern Village of Kuujjuarapik

Step of the procedure /

Project submission
Decision and authorization


Exemption (french only)

Decision pdf 315 KB


The project aims to provide electricity to residents of the Northern Village of Kuujjuarapik and the Cree community of Whapmagoostui by meeting growing energy needs. The thermal generating station currently has three generators of 1,135 kW each. The project consists of adding a fourth generator of approximately 1,880 kW. The proponent also plans to expand the existing building to accommodate the new generator and to provide new storage, access and handling areas for operations and maintenance activities.


Bidding and contract-awarding will run from April to July 2022. Preparation for and the start of the construction phase will take place between September and November 2022. The construction and equipment installation phase will take place from April to October 2023 and the verification and commissioning phase from October to December 2023.