Aishihik hydro is a key power plant in Yukon’s renewable energy 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 energy comes from Aishihik.
Our existing Water Use License (License HY99-011) for the Aishihik hydro facility expires on December 31, 2019.
Given the vital role the Aishihik facility plays in our ability to provide reliable renewable electricity to Yukoners, and the fact that we cannot operate the facility without a water license, Yukon Energy is looking to renew our existing license without any changes to operating conditions for a three-year term (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022). This is a critical interim solution as we continue to work on an application for a long-term water license.
Public Notice for Potential Compensation Claims
As part of this process, we are asking individuals who believe that they will be adversely affected by the ongoing operation of the Aishihik hydro facility over the three-year renewal period 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 before June 24, 2019.
Upon receipt of the Notice of Claim form, a representative from Yukon Energy will follow-up with you, or your designate, by phone, e-mail or in writing to clarify the information provided and to discuss potential compensation.