The NT Hydro group of companies faces unique challenges as an electric utility. The NWT's 41,500 residents inhabit a large territory covering 1.3 million km. The challenges created by serving relatively few customers in small communities spread out over a large land area means that in many cases the most cost-effective method ofproviding electricity has been (and continues to be) diesel generation. The purpose of this document is to provide a long term vision for electrical power development in the NWT.
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