Solutions

Technologies

mall-scale liquefaction of natural gas is now achievable at pricing materially lower than that of diesel, and Natural Gas is the cleanest fossil fuel. Moreover, wind energy can supplement LNG and diesel well in the North, given that windspeeds and wind regularity above the 49th parallel are among the best in the world, and given that the higher density of air at those colder latitudes yield an 18% improvement on turbine output compared to the South.

  • Liquefied natural gas

    Use of small-scale technologies for the liquefaction of gas to deliver electrical and caloric energy

  • Wind

    Use of wind energy technologies adapted to the depth of Arctic winters and gusts

  • Geothermal

    Adaptation of Scandinavian technologies and approaches

  • Hydrogen

    Coupling of wind and natural gas through water electrolysis, for lower blended cost of energy and increased self-reliance

  • Other Renewables

    Scan of technologies and practices with local adaptation, to “future-proof” against emerging energy scenarios

Avantages

Economics
  • Choices and combination of energy mix adapted to local needs and particular circumstances.
  • Substantial reduction of energy costs, from 30% to 50%, by the use of a portfolio approach, and by the pooling of supply and demand to better absorb the higher fixed costs.
Environmental
  • Atmospheric: reduction of fine particulates by 99%, nitrous oxydes (NOx) by 85% to 90%, sulfur oxides (SOx) by 95%, Carbon Dioxide (C02) by 15% to 20% du C02
  • Reduction of air ventilation requirements in underground shafts, due to lower-carbon emissions.
  • Preparedness for upcoming « North America Emission Control Area » (ECA) legislation and regulatory environnement for maritime transport within 200km shoreline.
Social
  • improvement of quality of life at home and at work for Northern collectivities
  • Direct contribution to local economic develop through lowered cost and access to energy
  • Opening up of local economies
  • Increased energy independence

Uses

  • Electricity and heat delivery to miscellaneous industries, including mining
  • Maritime transport and displacement of heavy fuel oil
  • Land transport by truck, utility vehicle, underground vehicles, and trains
  • Electricity and heat to public and cooperative utilities, as well as local populations