Innavik Hydroelectric Project
ᓯᕗᒧᐊᕐᓂᖓᑕ ᐊᓪᓗᓂᖓ /
The Innavik Hydroelectric Project on Inukjuak Category I lands is an initiative of the Pituvik Landholding Corporation. Begun in 2008, the project stems from the community’s desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring economic and social benefits to the village’s 1,800 residents. It is part of the Government of Quebec’s 2030 Energy Policy, one of the objectives of which is to reduce use of petrol products by 40%. A targeted priority is converting electricity production from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in communities isolated from Hydro-Québec’s transmission grids. Like other villages in Nunavik, Inukjuak is supplied in electricity by a diesel thermal power plant operated by Hydro-Québec Distribution, Réseaux autonomes.
The proponent wishes to initiate site preparation work in the fall of 2019, with the installation of the workers’ camp, the upgrading of road infrastructure and the construction of a bridge over the Inukjuak River. Construction work on the various infrastructures will begin in 2020 and continue until 2022.