Wind Energy Monitoring in Tuktoyaktuk NWT

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, atmospheric sciences, economic feasibility, wind monitoring

Principal Investigator: Seccombe-Hett, Pippa (8)
Licence Number: 14344
Organization: Aurora Research Institute
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Issued: May 09, 2008
Project Team: Jean-Paul Pinard (Engineer , JP Pinard Consulting), William Hurst (Technician, Aurora Research Institute), Larry Greenland (Technician, Aurora Research Institute)

Objective(s): The objective of this wind monitoring proposal is to quantify wind energy potential for the economic feasibility of building a wind farm in Tuktoyaktuk.

Project Description: The objective of this wind monitoring proposal is to quantify wind energy potential for the economic feasibility of building a wind farm in Tuktoyaktuk.

This year the proposed project will involve maintaining data collection at the wind monitoring site, as well as data analysis and reporting.
The Tuktoyaktuk wind monitor will visit the wind tower site monthly and maintain the monitoring site equipment. Data files are downloaded monthly. Reporting and data management will be maintained by the Aurora Research Institute staff in conjunction with the project engineer.

Results will be compiled in a report, posted on the Aurora Research Institute website, and distributed to Tuktoyaktuk community organizations.
A wind monitor will be hired to assist with maintenance and data collection.
Fieldwork will be conducted from May 10 to December 31, 2008 at the wind tower site at Tuktoyaktuk (69 24'31.86"N 133 02'6.48"W).