Modeling a Sustainable Energy Transition in Northern Greenland: Qaanaaq Case Study

Alyssa Pantaleo, Mary Albert, Hunter Snyder, Stephen Doig, Toku Oshima, Niels Erik Hagelqvist

Many remote subsistence communities in the high Arctic rely solely on fossil fuels for heat and electricity. In Greenland, the government has reduced support for subsistence communities that receive significant fuel subsidies. In order to help enable a pathway for subsistence communities in northwest Greenland to continue their right to self determination, the feasibility of cost saving energy system improvements via renewable energy is explored.