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Ottawa, Jan 28 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made today by Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, that a combined $4.2-million investment would be made for two TUGLIQ Energy Corporation projects in Nunavut and Quebec, media reports said.
“Today’s investments will help reduce reliance on diesel fuel and transform the energy landscape in Canada’s Arctic region...will improve the region’s long-term economic stability and energy security...reducing pollution and the environmental footprint of Canada’s northern mining operations and communities,” said Lefebvre
This noteworthy investment by Canadian government would reduce reliance on diesel in Canada’s rural and remote communities and remote industrial sites and offer not only environmental benefits and economic opportunities, but would be an important priority shared by federal, provincial and territorial governments.
An investment of $283,000 will enable TUGLIQ Energie Co. to increased use of wind energy at a Nunavut mine and also demonstrate that such a system can achieve significant reductions in diesel consumption as well as adapt to logistically-challenging, secluded locations and harsh climates around the world.
A second investment of $3.9 million in RAGLAN 2.0 -- large scale renewable energy smart grid -- will expand Nunavik’s first renewable energy production and storage centre for 16 regional mining operations and Inuit communities in this Arctic region, as well as other mining operations abroad.
“TUGLIQ Energy is pleased to partner with its mining customers...to avoid the use of millions of litres of diesel...advanced alternative technologies that will eventually find their way into neighbouring communities. We are proud that our projects have been selected, and we thank NRCan for its support in...an economic sector of importance to Canada,” said Laurent Abbatiello, TUGLIQ Energy.
Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program, which received $49 million over three years would fund both projects to help with the transition to a low-carbon economy, support Canadian industry competitiveness, clean our air and act on climate change.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)