The Aishihik hydro facility is a key power plant in Yukon’s renewable electricity system. Twenty-five per cent of the hydro produced by Yukon Energy comes from the Aishihik plant. In winter, as much as 50 per cent of our renewable electricity comes from Aishihik.
On February 19, 2020, the Yukon Water Board approved our application to renew our existing Aishihik Water Use License until December 31, 2022 as we continue to work with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations on a long-term water use license.
Thank you to everyone who met with us during this application process to share your views and feedback. We look forward to continuing our discussions with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations in the coming months as we work together to develop a long-term water license.