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The Taltson Hydroelectric Project will expand the existing Taltson generating station and connect the NWT’s hydroelectric systems to provide clean energy to the mineral-rich Slave Geological Province.
- The Taltson River system has a 200 MW generation potential.
- Initial expansion will increase capacity from 18 MW to 60 MW.
- 200 km of transmission lines will connect Taltson to North Slave hydro system.
- Connect Taltson to North Slave Hydro System
- Provide Hydroelectricity to the Slave Geological Province
- Connect Taltson Hydro System to the Southern Electrical Grid
- A 60 MW expansion of Taltson could remove 240,000 tonnes of GHG emissions annually.
- Increased generation capacity would help stabilize electricity rates for NWT residents and businesses.
- The project is part of a full service infrastructure corridor concept (transportation/energy/communications) that would provide clean energy to the mineral-rich Slave Geological Province.
- The project would provide partnership opportunities for Indigenous governments and job opportunities for Northerners.
- The run-of-the-river project would require no flooding, mitigating environmental impacts.
- A study is being conducted on emerging submarine cable technologies that would improve the business case for the project.
- Electricity markets and project timing are being defined with northern industry and southern stakeholders.
- Funding and investment opportunities are being pursued.