Canadian Biomass Magazine

NWT town looks to wood pellet heating system

September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012, Norman Wells, NWT – The town of Norman Wells, N.W.T., could be switching to wood pellets.

The community is looking at a centralized heating system which will cost more than $30 million. It would replace the town’s dwindling natural gas heat it uses now.

Dudley Johnson, the mayor, told the town is looking at a $33.8 million proposal for central heating with wood pellets. If they use wood pellets, they would get more government subsidies because the method is more environmentally friendly.

“We have a plan put in place to go green with a central heating system, which is the one which will give us the most funding. If you went diesel or propane you could not access all these funds,” said Johnson.

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