One Integrated Grid

Energy Supply, Reliability

Jun 17, 2011  Comment

Yukon Energy's Carmacks-Stewart transmission line is now in service. The line has allowed us to join together what were until last night two separate grids: the Mayo-Dawson grid in the northern Yukon and the Whitehorse-Aishihik-Faro transmission line in the southern part of the territory.

This connection gives us the ability to manage our transmission system as one integrated grid. It will provide us with a lot more flexibility and it will allow us to make the most efficient use of our hydro resources. If we need more renewable power in the South, we can now provide that power from our Mayo hydro plant. If more clean power is needed in the North, we can provide it via our Aishihik or Whitehorse plants.

The true benefits of this new line will come starting late this year, once we have Mayo B and Aishihik 3 in operation. Together, these legacy assets will provide Yukoners with renewable power for many years. Photo: (L-R) Yukon Energy Chair Piers McDonald, Yukon MP Ryan Leef, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, and Yukon Energy president David Morrison push a computer button symbolizing the energizing of the Carmacks-Stewart line. Photo credit: Christian Kuntz.


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