Aishihik hydro is a critical power plant in Yukon’s renewable energy system. Twenty-five per cent of the hydro produced by Yukon Energy comes from the Aishihik power plant. In winter, as much as 40 per cent of our renewable energy comes from Aishihik.
Our existing water use license (licence HY19-016) for the Aishihik hydro facility will expire on December 31, 2022.
Given the vital role of the Aishihik facility, and the fact that we can’t operate the facility without a water use licence, we’re looking to renew our existing licence for a five-year term (2023–2027).
This is a critical interim solution as we continue to work with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations on a longer-term agreement.
As part of the five-year renewal process, we’re asking individuals who believe they will be adversely affected by the ongoing operation of the Aishihik hydro facility between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2027, and who may have a potential compensation claim under the Yukon Waters Act, to identify themselves by completing and returning the Notice of Claim form below. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 13, 2022.
After receiving your Notice of Claim form, someone from Yukon Energy will follow up with you, or your designate, by phone, email or in writing to clarify the information you provided and to discuss potential compensation.
All claims made after May 13, 2022 must be submitted to the Yukon Water Board for review.