Established in 1987, Yukon Energy is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. We are the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon. We work with our parent company Yukon Development Corporation to provide Yukoners with reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power.
There are more than 21,000 electricity consumers in the territory. Yukon Energy directly serves over 2,200 of these customers, most of whom live in and around Dawson City, Mayo and Faro. Indirectly, we provide power to most other Yukon communities through ATCO Electric Yukon. ATCO buys wholesale power from us and sells it to retail customers in the territory.
Most of the electricity we produce is renewable, coming primarily from hydro resources generated at our Whitehorse, Aishihik and Mayo hydroelectric facilities. A small amount of LNG and diesel is also used to ensure reliable and cost-effective electricity is available when it's needed at peak times, during emergencies and when renewable sources of electricity are not available.
Our headquarters are located near the Whitehorse Rapids hydro plant in Whitehorse, with a community office in Dawson City.