Wind Farm 040412 - NWT Chamber of Commerce

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Diavik Wind Farm
NWT Chamber of Commerce
4th April 2012
Location
Diavik
Diavik
Why Wind Power?
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Diavik is completely dependent on diesel for all site power needs.
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Hybrid power options sought to reduce cost and decrease GHG emissions.
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What will Wind Power deliver?
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Reduced power generation costs.
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~ $30 million investment with 8 year
payback.
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~ 10% reduction in diesel power
generation.
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> 4 million litres reduction in diesel usage
per year.
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Equates to around 100 truckloads per
year.
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12,000 tonnes reduction in CO2
emissions per year.
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6% overall reduction in GHG emissions.
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Diavik Wind Farm
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Four Enercon E70 generators.
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Tower height
65m
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9.2 Megawatt installed capacity
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Blade length
35m
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2.1 to 6 Megawatt online capacity.
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Total height
100m
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17 GWh power produced annually.
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Generator weight
55 tonnes
Designed to operate to -40oC.
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Timeline
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2008
Commence wind data collection.
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2010
Analysis of wind data and project feasibility study.
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2011
Project approval / contract negotiations.
Generators ordered and commenced construction.
Site geotech. drilling / construction commenced.
Generator components shipped to Canada.
• 2012
Generator components transported to site via the Winter Road.
Complete site construction and erection of wind turbines.
Power generation commences.
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Timeline
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Innovation
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First large scale wind farm installed at a remote operating mine.
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Largest remote wind-diesel power generation installation.
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Application of technology designed for arctic conditions.
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Benefits beyond Diavik…
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Demonstrate wind power as a viable
component of power generation in the
North.
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Provide support to future wind power
initiatives and develop northern
capability.
• Weather tower donated to Det’on Cho
Earth Energy Giant Mine study.
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Questions?
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