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 (license HY19-016) for the Aishihik hydro facility will expire on December 31, 2022.
New agreements for a collaborative approach to operation of the Aishihik Generating Station were signed July 21, 2022. These new agreements will support the upcoming renewal of our existing water use licence for a five-year term (2023-2027) and a future long-term licence.
The agreements were signed between Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN), the Yukon government, and Yukon Energy.