Projects & Facilities

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Whitehorse Hydro Plant

Facilities

Hydro

Whitehorse Hydro Plant

Facilities

The Whitehorse hydro plant has served Yukoners since 1958. It was developed to supply electricity to a growing Yukon population. It began with two turbines; a third one was added in 1969, and a fourth in 1985. In the summertime, our Whitehorse hydro facilities can produce 40 megawatts of power.…

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Aishihik Hydro Plant

Facilities

Hydro

Aishihik Hydro Plant

Facilities

The Aishihik hydro plant, located about 110 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, has provided renewable electricity to Yukoners since 1975. It was built to serve the growing electrical demands of Yukoners and of a large lead-zinc mine at Faro in the Central Yukon. The original plant included two hydro units that could…

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Mayo Hydro Plant

Facilities

Hydro

Mayo Hydro Plant

Facilities

The Mayo A hydro facility has served Yukoners since 1951. It was developed to supply electricity to the United Keno Hill Mine at Elsa, about 45 kilometres north of Mayo. It also generates power for other Yukon communities via Yukon Energy’s transmission system. The Mayo B hydro project involved building…

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Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Facilities

Back-up

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Facilities

Natural gas is a type of fuel, like gasoline or diesel, used to drive engines or heat buildings. After it is removed from the ground it can be refrigerated to minus 162°C; at that temperature it turns into liquid (referred to as LNG or liquid natural gas) that takes up…

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Diesel Facilities

Facilities

Back-up

Diesel Facilities

Facilities

For most of the year, we rely on hydro for our energy supply, with small amounts of electricity being produced by wind. However we do use back-up diesel generation during power outages, to supplement our hydro in very cold weather, and during droughts. Yukon Energy currently has diesel generators in…

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Solar

Facilities

Alternative

Solar

Facilities

During the fall of 2015, Yukon Energy installed a solar energy system on the south facing wall of our main administration building in Whitehorse. The system, that includes 40 panels of 260 watts each, can produce about 10 kW of renewable energy. It is providing power for at least five percent of our…

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