New Small Hydro

Hydro electricity generation uses the force of falling or fast-moving water to produce power. Small-scale hydro in Yukon would either be a traditional plant with a dam and reservoir to store water, or a run-of-river plant. Run-of-river operations use the natural flow of a river, with little – if any – storage reservoir.

We have suggested small hydro as an option (under certain scenarios) in our 2016 Resource Plan.