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Forecasting load

Oct. 2015 – May 2016

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June – September 2016

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Oct. 2016

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January 2017

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February 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

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…read more

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 Comment

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…read more

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.



Mar 24 Comment

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…read more

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. 



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. read more

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…read more

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 2

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…read more

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.



Sep 28 2

We Can’t Do This Without You

Planning for the territory’s future electricity needs is no easy task. It takes careful thought and research, and a balancing of values. It also takes help from you. Yukoners are all stakeholders in the territory’s electricity future, which is why Yukon Energy is looking for your input throughout this planning…read more

Planning for the territory’s future electricity needs is no easy task. It takes careful thought and research, and a balancing of values. It also takes help from you. Yukoners are all stakeholders in the territory’s electricity future, which is why Yukon Energy is looking for your input throughout this planning process. The result will be a comprehensive plan to meet Yukon’s electricity needs between 2016 and 2035.

There are essentially four steps to Yukon Energy’s resource planning process:

  • We must determine what the electricity needs are expected to be over the next 20 years;
  • We must look at our current energy supply and determine how much of a shortfall will need to be made up;
  • We must look at all the possible generation and transmission energy options and combinations available to us, analyze each one based on some consistent criteria, and determine which ones make the most sense for Yukon; and
  • We must write a plan that will be reviewed by Yukoners and then submitted to the Yukon Utilities Board for its review.

You will have a chance throughout this process to ask questions and tell us what you envision for Yukon’s electricity future. We want to understand your values so they can be reflected in our resource plan. Let’s begin!

Sally Wright Hi YEC, I note the photos from the 2011 Charrette. That $300,000 3 day workshop was the beginning of a $22 million resource planning exercise of which the end result was the LNG plant. In retrospect the information presented at that charrette was incredibly skewed against wind energy and LNG was barely mentioned and fracking, that was going great guns in Fort Nelson at the time, was not mentioned at all in the Natural Gas presentation. Please, let us not do that again, YEC lost a lot of credibility from that charade. Let's have some serious exploration into smart grids, demand side management, wind energy, electrical thermal storage, electric cars, regulatory reform that reflects a price on carbon and full life-cycle assessment of all options. We need to see our present hydro work better, the first turbines at Whitehorse Rapid are 57 years old, these turbines need to be replaced with better technology, the fourth turbine gets depended on too much and has been the cause of some major failures in the past few years.

Yukon Energy Sally, we are not sure where your $22 million figure comes from. The 2011 resource planning process cost about $1.9 million; the 2016 planning process will cost about the same. We know you have a lot to say about energy planning and look forward to hearing from you at one of our upcoming public meetings.



Sep 28 2

Welcome!

We’re excited to launch this new interactive website. You will find lots of information here about our 2016 resource planning process. However the key goal of this site is to allow for meaningful conversations among all of us regarding what Yukon’s energy future should look like. We encourage you to…read more

We’re excited to launch this new interactive website. You will find lots of information here about our 2016 resource planning process. However the key goal of this site is to allow for meaningful conversations among all of us regarding what Yukon’s energy future should look like. We encourage you to take full advantage of the interactive features built into this site, including opportunities to raise issues, comment on topics posted by other Yukoners, and participate in polls and surveys. If you have ideas on how to make this website even better, let us know.

Sally Wright I think I didn't submit that correctly. Anyway, it is practically March and other than the informative articles in the Yukon News, the general public has not been well informed about the Integrated Resource plan. I hate to say this, but I worry that the Yukon people will turn away from this process and just wait for the election to make their displeasure with YEC heard. Not a good way to plan our energy future.

Yukon Energy Sally, we are planning the first of four rounds of public engagement sessions starting on Feb. 29th. The list of scheduled public meetings is found on this results page. We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings.



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