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NTPC sends generators to help Nunavut after fire



April 17, 2015 – Two mobile generating units were sent to Pangnirtung, Nunavut by Northwest Territories Power Corp. (NTPC) to provide power for the community after an overnight fire damaged the local power plant earlier this month.

The Hamlet of Pangnirtung declared a state of emergency on April 2 and requested assistance from NTPC as well as from other jurisdictions across Canada.

 “We understand the impacts of being without power in Canada’s north and are pleased to be able to assist our neighbouring utility,” said Emanuel DaRosa, president and CEO of NTPC. “It’s the least we can do in this crisis situation where 1500 people are without primary power.”

All communities in the NWT have primary and back-up generation, said NTPC, noting it keeps additional emergency mobile units in major communities for crisis situations. The two units were being shipped from Yellowknife and Fort Simpson.