Established in 1987, Yukon Energy is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. We are the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon. We work with our parent company Yukon Development Corporation to provide Yukoners with safe, reliable power.
There are almost 15,000 electricity consumers in the territory. Yukon Energy directly serves about 1,700 of these customers, most of whom live in and around Dawson City, Mayo and Faro. Indirectly, we provide power to most other Yukon communities through ATCO Electric Yukon. ATCO buys wholesale power from us and sells it to retail customers in the territory.
Yukon Energy has the capacity to generate just over 132 megawatts of power. Most of our daily generation comes from hydro, along with a small amount of wind and solar. We use diesel and LNG for back-up or emergency power, and to meet peaks during very cold weather when we don't have enough renewable electricity to meet the demand.
Our headquarters are located near the Whitehorse Rapids hydro plant in Whitehorse, with community offices in Mayo and Dawson City.