Overview

The Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures Toolkit will be a print and web-based guide for communities to follow when developing their comprehensive community energy plans. This step-by-step toolkit will transfer knowledge using best practices, resource guides, case studies, videos, worksheets, and templated pathways to help communities create and implement their energy visions. In addition, the Toolkit will provide resources to increase energy literacy and capacity for community members build bridges between communities and agency officials and subject matter experts, and create a network of circumpolar community energy leaders.

Through the development of the Arctic Energy Futures Toolkit, communities will:

  • Project the short and medium term energy demand trends and requirements in their region;
  • Understand the impacts of diesel power reliance and supply constraints on social conditions, the environment, and economic development in their region;
  • Identify options for energy demand reductions, enhanced productivity for diesel systems, energy efficiency, and renewable energy;
  • Review off-grid, microgrid and regional grid examples from around the Arctic;
  • Create wise and creative energy planning processes for the Arctic through community visioning and by examining lessons learned and pre-existing solutions;
  • Increase energy literacy around energy systems infrastructure, energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable energy opportunities;
  • Work collaboratively with other communities that are creating their Sustainable Energy Futures Plans; and
  • Prepare a Sustainable Energy Futures Plan through research and discussions between government and partner organizations with the aim of putting the plan into action and securing adequate capital and capacity for implementation.

Documents

Read the full proposal here: PDF icon2017-04-21 Arctic_Sustainable_Energy_Toolkit_Proposal_Prior.pdf
Project Update - September 2017: PDF iconASEFT - Two Pager_FINAL.pdf

Sponsor

We would like to thank the Circumpolar Affairs Division at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for their support of this project. We continue to look for additional partners. To learn more about becoming involved with the Toolkit, please contact gsullivan@gwichin.nt.ca.