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QEC rotates power outages in Rankin Inlet as 3 of 5 generators down

Residents in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, are being asked to conserve power as three of five generators at the community's power plant are out of service.

Parts to get extra generator running being flown from Winnipeg

Residents in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, are being asked to conserve power as three of five generators at the community's power plant are out of service.

The community lost power early Tuesday afternoon.

According to a series of tweets from the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), it is rotating power outages to about 30 per cent of the community every hour.

Parts are needed from Winnipeg to get an extra generator back in service to restore power. A charter is being arranged to fly the parts to Rankin as soon as possible, however rotating outages will continue until the extra generator is back online.

Due to the outage, some people working in the community were sent home earlier in the afternoon.

QEC says it expects the charter flight carrying the parts to repair the generators to arrive at around 8:30 p.m. local time.

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