For most of the year, we rely on hydro for our energy supply. In 2018, close to 94 percent of the electricity we generated was with hydro. However we do use back-up diesel generation during power outages, to supplement our hydro in very cold weather, and during droughts. As an isolated grid in one of the planet’s least-forgiving environments, a reliable backup system is crucial.
Yukon Energy currently has diesel generators in Whitehorse, Mayo, Dawson, and Faro.