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Development of an Integrated Community Energy System

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Development of an Integrated Community Energy System

The cover photograph was taken by a satellite and shows the area of

Great Slave Lake and Lower half of Great Bear Lake with Tulita in

upper left corner and the Mackenzie River and Liard River in the lower

left corner of the photograph.

Table of Contents

1 Contact Sheet

1.1 Community Description

1.2 Business Structure

1.3 Affiliated Project Proponents

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3 INTRODUCTION

3.1 Market Characteristics

3.2 Description of District Energy Technology

3.3 Benefit Statement

3.4 Study Scope

4 ENERGY DEMANDS

4.1 Building Loads

4.2 Load Diversification Factor

5 PRODUCTION PLANT

5.1 Overview

5.2 Combined Heat & Power Development Concept

5.3 Geothermal Production Well & Heat Pump

6 DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

6.1 General

6.2 Distribution Network Pipe Routing & Sizing

6.3 Distribution Piping Material

6.4 Distribution System Capital Costs

7 ENERGY TRANSFER STATIONS (ETS)

7.1 General

7.2 Building Connection - Heating

7.3 ETS Capital Costs

8 FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT

8.1 Capital Cost Summary

8.2 Customers' Costs Using Conventional Heating

8.3 Pro Forma Revenues and Expenses

8.4 Discussion

9 IMPLEMENTATION

10 APPENDIX B: CAPITAL COST ESTIMATE

11 APPENDIX C: FINANCIAL PROJECTION

12 APPENDIX D: BUILDING SURVEY

12.1 BLDG# 1 - HOTEL (8000 FT²)

12.2 BLDG# 2 - BAND ADMINSTRATIVE (7500 FT²)

12.3 BLDG# 3 - NORTHERN STORE (7000 FT²)

12.4 BLDG# 4 - PROPOSED STAFF HOUSING (6000 FT²)

12.5 BLDG# 5 - PROPOSED SCHOOL (12,000 FT²)

12.6 BLDG# 6 - HAMLET GARAGE (2000 FT²)

1 Community Description

Tulita is in the Sahtu Region of the NWT located on the banks of the

Mackenzie River, 611 km northwest of Yellowknife. The community area

is 52 km2, with a population of approximately 506 individuals, and 156

dwellings. There is 1 school, 1 nursing station, 1 library, 1 hotel, 1

store, 2 churches, water treatment plant, thermal generation plant,
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