Significant investments in the Yukon’s electricity system are needed to support the integration of more intermittent renewables, like solar. We are advancing grid improvements to support this increase and are planning to implement a large capital program over the coming years to meet these demands.

At the same time, we need to focus on winter energy. We are advocating for all levels of government to shift their focus to supporting winter energy demand.

Ultimately, the Yukon’s energy needs don’t fit with what solar power can provide. While having some solar power on the grid is manageable, exceeding what our current grid can safely integrate is not responsible from a reliability, affordability or safety perspective.

Learn more about the impacts of solar on the Yukon grid here.