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Demand Side Management uses a combination of energy efficient products and technologies, and energy conservation/education on the part of customers to reduce the amount of electricity needed.
In 2011 a study was done looking at how much electricity could be saved by installing various energy efficiency technologies in Yukon homes and businesses.
ICFI updated the study for the 2016 Resource Plan. The update considered current electricity use, the population forecast, and recent changes in technology.
It also took into account some of what the utilities have learned since operating the Yukon-wide electricity conservation program inCharge, which was launched a few years ago.
|Technologies by Cost of Conserved Energy||Conserved Energy 2016||Conserved Energy 2035||Coincident Peak Production||Dependable Capacity||Levelized Cost of Capacity||Project Life||In-service Lead Time|
|Aquatic environment||Most favourable|
|Terrestrial environment||Most favourable|
|Air quality||Most favourable|
|First Nation lands||Most favourable|
|Traditional lifestyle||Most favourable|
|Heritage resources||Most favourable|
|Tourism/recreation/other land uses||Most favourable|
|Cultural/community well-being||Most favourable|
|Local economic benefits||Most favourable|
|Climate change risk||Most favourable|
This study focused on technology-based conservation. There may be additional conservation potential using change-behaviour programs, although these are more complex.
Typically there are four ways used to change customer behaviours, i.e. reduce electricity use:
High potential for cost-effective conservation programs in both the residential and commercial sector
Still opportunities for simple, low-cost programs
Opportunities to reduce demand peak
Relies in part on customers being willing to change behaviours