The Yukon generates most of its electricity from four hydroelectric facilities. During winter, when the peak demand occurs and there is less hydroelectricity generating capacity, the Territory relies more on diesel power generators and natural gas. These fossil fuels are also used year round in the more remote communities. The Yukon’s population is distant from other jurisdictions, so there are no transmission lines that allow for trading electricity. In order to provide reliable and affordable electricity while supporting renewable sources, the territory is building a grid-scale battery storage system. This system will allow for renewable electricity to be stored for use in the winter months, thus lowering the demand for fossil fuel sources. Furthermore, a recent solar project being carried out by the company Solvest will connect 4000 panels to the grid, making it the largest solar project in northern Canada. The Yukon Energy Corporation is the primary producer of electricity in the Yukon, but independent power producers also contribute to the system.


Electricity Use By Sector (TWh)

2040 Projection

Electric Capacity - Yukon

Distribution of Energy Across the Yukon