Predicting the Future(s) of Renewable Energy in Canada’s Arctic

By January 17, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of Victoria
Theme: Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities

Principal investigator

Adam Monahan, University of Victoria


Cycle II, Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)

The reliance of communities in Canada’s Arctic on fossil-fuel based power generation exposes them to high costs and vulnerabilities. The project is a collaboration of atmospheric scientists and engineers from the University of Victoria, the Université de Québec à Montréal, and the University of Alaska, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the Government of the NWT (GNWT), the Hamlet of Sachs Harbour, Hydro- Québec, Manitoba Hydro, and the Ouranos Consortium to produce and study predictions of future wind and solar power resources in Northern Canada, with a particular focus on coastal communities.