Projects & Facilities

Asset Type

Upratings and Refurbishments

Planning

Hydro

Upratings and Refurbishments

Planning

Uprating involves replacing older components of generating equipment with new, more efficient components. The result is that the generator can produce more electricity with the same amount of water. Refurbishments are major overhauls of existing facilities where many pieces of equipment are reaching end of life. We are looking at…

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Southern Lakes Enhancement

Planning

Hydro Enhancement

Southern Lakes Enhancement

Planning

During the summer and fall, we must spill water at our Whitehorse facility because we don’t have the ability under our current water license to store it in the Southern Lakes system. However in winter there isn’t enough water to meet the demand and Yukon Energy must at times resort…

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Mayo Lake Enhancement

Planning

Hydro Enhancement

Mayo Lake Enhancement

Planning

The original reservoir at Mayo Lake was developed in the 1950s when Mayo A was built. The lake level was raised about five metres and the current operating regime of 2.59 metres was established. Yukon Energy is proposing to enhance the storage at Mayo Lake by lowering the current licensed…

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Wind

Planning

Alternative

Wind

Planning

Wind is another potential option in our "energy tool box". It is renewable and scalable. Most of our wind research to date has focussed on two areas: 1) Tehcho (formerly Ferry Hill) near Stewart Crossing in the Central Yukon; and 2) Mount Sumanik near Whitehorse, although as part of our 2016 Resource…

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Energy Storage

Planning

Alternative

Energy Storage

Planning

Electrical energy cannot be stored without the help of some kind of technology. Electrical storage systems allow energy generated at one time to be held for use at another time. There are many types of storage, including compressed air, flywheels, hydrogen cells, and capacitors. Our research indicates battery storage is…

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New Small Hydro

Planning

Hydro

New Small Hydro

Planning

Hydro electricity generation uses the force of falling or fast-moving water to produce power. Small-scale hydro in Yukon would either be a traditional plant with a dam and reservoir to store water, or a run-of-river plant. Run-of-river operations use the natural flow of a river, with little – if any…

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