Article written by Hayley Robb for Northern Energy Capital
Published April 27, 2023
Crews unload the new Haeckel Hill wind turbines from the BBC Nagasaki cargo ship at the Stewart World Port on April 21, 2023.
PHOTOS 1,6,7: Corridor Picture Productions, courtesy of DSV Air & Sea – Project. PHOTOS 2-5: Northern Energy Capital
Northern Energy Capital (NEC), the Development Manager for the Haeckel Hill Wind Energy Project, owned by Eagle Hill Energy LP (EHELP), is pleased to announce a major milestone project's development. On April 21, 2023, the new wind turbines for the project arrived at the Stewart World Port in northern B.C., all the way from Antwerp, Belgium.
This milestone marks a significant step forward in the development of northern Canada’s first 100% Indigenous-owned wind energy project, and the first wind project signed as part of the Yukon Government’s IPP policy’s Standing Offer Program.
Currently under construction, EHELP’s 4 MW wind energy project will replace the two aging turbines on Haeckel Hill-Thay T’äw, located in the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN). The four new wind turbines are manufactured by Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT) and have been specifically adapted for the challenging Yukon climate. The cold-climate turbines are equipped with black coated and heated blades to prevent ice build-up during the cold winter.
Crews unload the new black-coated wind turbines blades from the BBC Nagasaki at the Stewart World Port on April 21, 2023.
PHOTO 1: Corridor Picture Productions, courtesy of DSV Air & Sea – Project. PHOTO 2: Northern Energy Capital
The Haeckel Hill Wind Energy Project is not only a historic project but also a vital step towards a more sustainable future for the Yukon. The project will generate clean, renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions and providing a new energy source for the local community. The new wind turbines will power up to 650 homes over the 20-year lifespan and will replace the equivalent of more than 40 million litres of diesel fuel, offsetting a portion of the Yukon’s increasing greenhouse gas emissions from energy production.
With the arrival of the new wind turbines in Canada, EHELP is well on track to meet the project’s key targets. The wind turbines will be temporarily stored in Stewart before being transported to Whitehorse by truck in late June. The installation of the wind turbines, along with the commissioning process will take place over the summer of 2023, and the Haeckel Hill Wind Energy Project is expected to start generating electricity for the Yukon grid by Fall 2023. We thank our partners at EWT, DSV, NexGen Transportation , and GreenCat Renewables for contributing to the success of this delivery.
NEC is proud to be part of this ground-breaking project, and we are committed to our vision of driving renewable energy development in remote and rural communities in northern Canada. We look forward to sharing more updates as we progress towards the successful completion of the Haeckel Hill Wind Energy Project with Eagle Hill Energy LP.
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Northern Energy Capital is a renewable energy development company, established in 2015, dedicated to empowering northern and remote communities in their transition from fossil fuel consumption to clean energy asset ownership. NEC is the development partner of choice for off-grid and remote communities that seek to achieve energy independence through locally owned and locally produced renewable energy.
NEC designs, develops, and provides turn-key solutions for renewable energy projects engineered for Canada’s remote and northern communities. NEC starts with the aspirations, needs and vision of their community partner and then fulfills the role of development partner in realizing project objectives. NEC has core strengths in community engagement, visioning, securing project capital, managing supply chains, and developing local capacity, that when put together, result in powerful long term environmental, social, and economic returns for the communities we serve.
Eagle Hill Energy LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chu Níikwän Limited Partnership (CNLP), the development corporation of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. CNLP works to grow the equity and resources of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation by investing in strategic opportunities to generate wealth for the future benefit of all citizens.
The name Eagle Hill Energy is a reference to the traditional Kwanlin Dün place name for the hill known today as Haeckel Hill. As told by Elder Louis Smith, the mountain was traditionally known as Thay T’äw, or “Eagle Nest Mountain,” in Southern Tutchone, named for the giant eagle that made its nest on the summit.