A major reliability project that we have been working on for the past two years is now finished. The Takhini substation, first installed in the 1970s, has received a significant upgrade. This investment allows for new customer load in the Whistlebend subdivision and west and north of Whitehorse. It also means the entire Yukon grid has a greater protection from widespread outages.
Project like this are not inexpensive...this one cost $12-milliion. But the only other viable alternative would have been to spent an estimated $20-million on a parallel transmission line in the area. This approach has saved ratepayers $8-million.
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