You may be aware that we are adding a third turbine to our Aishihik hydro plant. As a result, it is necessary that we shut down that plant for the next few weeks, starting this afternoon, while we do the installation.
While our Aishihik plant is off line, we will need to run some of our diesel generators both in Whitehorse and Faro to meet the demand for electricity. We are asking Yukoners on the Whitehorse-Aishihik-Faro transmission system to try to conserve energy as much as possible during this time period (June 1st to 21st).
The Aishihik shut-down is just part of the juggling we'll be doing this summer and fall. We must have our Aishihik plant back on line by the end of this month and we need to have Stage 2 of our Carmacks-Stewart transmission line also hooked up by the end of this month, so that we can then shut down our Mayo hydro generating plant to do some necessary work on the Mayo B project. With the Carmacks-Stewart line in service it will allow us to continue serving Mayo and Dawson City with hydro, as opposed to having to rely 100 percent on diesel during the Mayo shut-down.
Throughout this entire time period we encourage Yukoners to be as careful as possible with their electricity usage. Many thanks.