In summer 2019, we asked for Yukoners' feedback on a proposed new 20 MW thermal generation facility, a project aimed to provide safe and reliabe electricity quickly during loss of hydro generation, peak hours of consumption, low water periods, extreme low temperatures and emergencies.
Thank you to everyone who provided their input. You can read about what people had to say in our What We Heard report.
Our Board of Directors have decided to look at ways to avoid building a new 20 MW thermal generation facility. Our project team will now look at options to replace or add capacity at our existing generation facilities as diesel engines reach end-of-life.
In the meantime, we will continue to rent diesel generators as necessary to ensure adequate back-up power is available in case of an emergency.