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Forecasting load

Oct. 2015 – May 2016

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June – Nov. 2016

Analyzing portfolio

Dec. 2016 – Jan. 2017

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Feb. 2017

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Feb. 2017

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our first round of public meetings in February and March. Watch this space for notification about Round 2 meetings, planned for sometime this summer. For those of you who were not able to attend any of the public meetings from Round 1, here is a link to our presentation.

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The plan so far

Dec 02  Comment

A Big Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who attended our meetings over the last two weeks to provide input into our 2016 Resource Plan. We will come back to you early in the new year with our suggestions on the best combinations of options to meet the electricity needs over the… 

A big thank you to everyone who attended our meetings over the last two weeks to provide input into our 2016 Resource Plan. We will come back to you early in the new year with our suggestions on the best combinations of options to meet the electricity needs over the next 20 years. We look forward to having more great conversations with you at that time.

Nov 14  Comment

Bringing You Up to Date on Our Energy Planning Work

Yukon Energy is continuing our work to develop a resource plan for the territory’s electricity needs between now and 2035. You’re invited to attend one of several information sessions where you will be brought up to date on the work so far and invited to provide input. Specifically you will… 

Yukon Energy is continuing our work to develop a resource plan for the territory’s electricity needs between now and 2035.

You’re invited to attend one of several information sessions where you will be brought up to date on the work so far and invited to provide input.

Specifically you will receive a presentation of energy supply options and their financial, technical, environmental and socio-economic attributes, as well as the results of the energy values survey conducted earlier this year.

Public meetings:

Whitehorse – Nov. 22, 7 p.m. – Mount McIntyre Rec Centre

Dawson City – Nov. 23, 7 p.m. – Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

Mayo – Nov. 24, 7 p.m. – Mayo Administration Building

Haines Junction – Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. – Da Ku Cultural Centre

Carcross – Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. – Community Curling Club

Teslin – Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Recreation Complex

Jun 22  Comment

Your Input; Your Values

Many thanks to all of you who participated in a recent phone survey done by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. The Bureau conducted the survey for Yukon Energy as part of our 2016 resource planning. The purpose of the questionnaire was to help us understand what Yukoners value in terms of the… 

Many thanks to all of you who participated in a recent phone survey done by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics.

The Bureau conducted the survey for Yukon Energy as part of our 2016 resource planning. The purpose of the questionnaire was to help us understand what Yukoners value in terms of the territory's electricity future.

The Bureau of Statistics is now starting to compile and analyze the results. We expect to receive a report from them later this summer, which we will share here on this website and at our next round of public meetings, tentatively set for the fall.

Apr 14  2

Watch for our Survey

A critical part of our resource planning work is to gather your input, so we can create a plan that reflects Yukoners' values in terms of the territory's electricity future.  Keeping in mind that all energy options have impacts and require trade-offs, we want to understand how you would rank… 

A critical part of our resource planning work is to gather your input, so we can create a plan that reflects Yukoners' values in terms of the territory's electricity future.  Keeping in mind that all energy options have impacts and require trade-offs, we want to understand how you would rank the importance of affordability (keeping your power rates low), reliability (keeping the lights on), and a number of social and environmental factors such as protecting the environment and wildlife, respecting traditional lifestyles and heritage resources, supporting economic growth and jobs, and ensuring cultural and community well-being.

We have hired the Yukon Bureau of Statistics to conduct a random phone survey, which will start as early as this week-end and will run over the next few weeks. Up to 5,000 Yukoners will be asked to participate in the 10-minute exercise. If you are one of those who receives a call, please take the time to do the survey.

Your answers will be confidential and the Bureau of Stats will not share any of your personal information, not even with Yukon Energy.

Once the Bureau of Stats has collected and compiled all the results, it will provide us with a report that we will make public - likely sometime in the summer.

Sue greetham We would appreciate reviewing the questions to determine if the rural community stewards are recognized and valued.

Yukon Energy Corporation Sue, the survey was completed earlier this year after input from Yukoners. Here is a link to the full report with all the questions. http://resourceplan.yukonenergy.ca/media/site_documents/Electricity_Values_Survey_Final_Report.pdf

Mar 24  1

Electric Vehicle Study

As part of the work we are doing to update our 20-Year Resource Plan, we had a study done looking at how many electric vehicles (EVs) we may see in Yukon over the next two decades.  Key findings are that: Plug-in electric vehicles has the potential to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions… 

As part of the work we are doing to update our 20-Year Resource Plan, we had a study done looking at how many electric vehicles (EVs) we may see in Yukon over the next two decades. 

Key findings are that:

Plug-in electric vehicles has the potential to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, However there are a few challenges that at the moment make it difficult for Yukon to widely adopt EV technology.

  • Currently, manufacturers are focussing on electric cars and not on electric trucks. In Yukon, 62 percent of the vehicles are trucks, and only 30 percent are cars.
  • Current battery technology has some limitations in terms of performing well in cold climates. Batteries typically perform less than half as well as those used in temperate climates.
  • Yukoners tend to drive long distances, and again, there are currently technological limitations in this regard. However, electric vehicles - particularly plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - are still a viable transportation option for the average Yukon commute to and from work.

Taking all these things into account, it does not appear at this time that there will be a high percentage of Yukoners purchasing EVs over the next 20 years. That being said, technology can change rapidly, so we will be closely watching the EV market for new developments. 

Sue Greetham Agree completely! The time is n the immediate future.

Feb 22  Comment

Dates for Community Meetings

We have scheduled several public meetings to talk to you about our work to date on our resource plan. We hope you can join us for one of the sessions. You can find the full list of meetings here.  

We have scheduled several public meetings to talk to you about our work to date on our resource plan. We hope you can join us for one of the sessions. You can find the full list of meetings here

Oct 08  1

Receiving Your Feedback

We always appreciate hearing your feedback on what you feel is important when it comes to planning our electricity future 20 years out. We are posting a link to this CBC Yukon on-line article because we want to capture the comments made at the end of the article. We encourage… 

We always appreciate hearing your feedback on what you feel is important when it comes to planning our electricity future 20 years out. We are posting a link to this CBC Yukon on-line article because we want to capture the comments made at the end of the article. We encourage you to share your views in the Participate section of this website.

Sue Always consider first protection of our northern environment, no risk amendments.

Sep 28  4

What Do You Value?

At the heart of any good plan is the fact that it reflects the values of the people it is affecting. That’s why we have decided to focus on Yukoners’ values during this resource planning process. Instead of asking you about specific energy options (although we are certain there will… 

At the heart of any good plan is the fact that it reflects the values of the people it is affecting. That’s why we have decided to focus on Yukoners’ values during this resource planning process. Instead of asking you about specific energy options (although we are certain there will be ample discussion about individual electricity sources), we think it is key to understand your dreams and aspirations when it comes to the future of electricity in the territory. What kind of a legacy should be left for our children and grandchildren? What are the key issues we need to consider? What’s most important to you – climate change? Preservation of fish and wildlife? Wild spaces? Affordability of electricity? Reliability of service? And how do we find a balance among all those things?

Early next year, watch for a values-based survey that we will ask you to complete. It will be an important tool to ensure you are heard, and your core values are reflected in the resource plan. We’ll provide more details about the survey in the weeks and months ahead.

Sally Wright Where is this survey? What is going on? When are we going to have a meeting to talk about this process?

Yukon Energy The survey is being developed and we expect it to be going out in April. The Yukon government's Bureau of Stats has been working with us to develop the survey and the Bureau will administer it. The Bureau of Stats will contact a randomized, representative sample of households (probably targeting around 5,000) to complete the survey. The Bureau will use standard practices that will ensure we receive representative, unbiased, scientifically measurable data.

Sue greetham What is the goal? The questions need public input, prior to the survey to determine relevance.

Yukon Energy Corporation Sue, the survey was designed and conducted by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics after input from Yukoners. The results have been posted on this website here: http://resourceplan.yukonenergy.ca/media/site_documents/Electricity_Values_Survey_Final_Report.pdf

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