The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is a territorial corporation 100% owned by the Government of Nunavut. QEC is the only generator, transmitter, and distributor of electrical energy in Nunavut.
All electricity needs in Nunavut are met by imported fossil fuel supplies, specifically diesel fuel. Qulliq Energy is the only energy corporation in Canada without developed local energy resources or regional electricity transmission capabilities, creating a situation of huge diesel dependency.Each community in Nunavut has its own independent electricity generation and distribution system. There is no back-up grid.
There are approximately 16,680 electrical customers across Nunavut. Power is distributed to Nunavummiut through the operation of 26 stand-alone diesel plants in 25 communities. Mechanical, electrical and line maintenance is provided from three regional centres, and administration of the Corporation’s business activities is coordinated from headquarters in Baker Lake and offices in Iqaluit.
Qulliq Energy Corporation is incorporated and operates under the Qulliq Energy Corporation
Act while its energy pricing is regulated pursuant to the Utility Rates Review Council Act.
For more information, visit the QEC website.