As Yukon continues to grow, so does our need for electricity. Under certain emergency conditions, our need for electricity outpaces its availability.
While we work to maximize the resources we have, build more renewables and encourage energy conservation, we need to invest in an upgraded “insurance plan” to provide reliable and affordable power when it’s needed the most.
Our insurance plan must provide safe and reliable electricity quickly during:
• loss of hydro generation
• peak hours of consumption
• low water periods
• extreme low temperatures
Electricity generated using LNG (liquefied natural gas), diesel or both (dual-fuel) is proven to be the most reliable and cost-effective solution to meet our insurance plan’s criteria.
Rather than continuing to rent additional generators annually, it’s time we upgrade our insurance plan and build a permanent thermal generation facility.