In the Inuit language, Innavik means
''A pouch in which one would keep flint and moss to start a fire.''
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Innavik Hydro Project is a medium-sized (7.5 MW) run-of-river hydro project that will be developed on the Innuksuac River. Once complete, the power generated by the project will completely replace the need for diesel generated power in Inukjuak. Innavik will produce enough energy to allow Inujuak to continue to grow for the next 40 years.
This means no more diesel generated electricity, and no more mazurkas for heating homes and hot water. Instead, Inukjuak’s homes will be powered by clean, renewable energy.
Offer 200+ person-years of employment during construction, including local Inuit jobs and contracted services,
Create spin-off economic development opportunities during and after construction,
Improve community air quality by eliminating pollution from diesel generators,
Enhance food security in the community by powering a new greenhouse,
Use project earnings to meet community social, educational, and traditional lifestyles needs of children, youth and elders, and
Invest in economic entrepreneurship opportunities.
Innavik is in the final stages of development and is ready to move to construction once it receives final approvals. Based on the input of community members, the project has been designed to be sensitive to the local environment including: caribou, fisheries, and the river itself.
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