Aishihik Relicensing Project

Since 1987, Yukon Energy has owned and operated the Aishihik hydro facility. The hydro facility is a key power plant in Yukon’s electricity system. It provides 25 per cent of the renewable electricity available on the Yukon grid, including about 40 per cent of the electricity Yukoners need each winter.

Yukon Energy was issued its 5-year water use licence for the Aishihik hydro plant on December 21, 2022. 

The process for obtaining this water use licence demonstrates Yukon Energy’s commitment to working collaboratively with Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon to reach alignment and mutual understanding.

New agreements for a collaborative approach to operation of the Aishihik Generating Station were signed July 21, 2022 between Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN), the Yukon government, and Yukon Energy. These agreements supported the renewal of our previous water use licence for a five-year term (2023-2027). They are also are a commitment to a renewed relationship and a shared path forward regarding the long-term operation of the Aishihik Generating Station. They represent our commitment to work together in a way that respects the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations land, water and people, while maintaining the benefits of renewable energy produced by the facility.