Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
November 22, 2013

Project referred to Yukon Utilities Board for public review

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Energy Corporation’s Whitehorse Diesel-Natural Gas Conversion project has been designated as a regulated project under the Public Utilities Act, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent said today.

This means the project will be submitted to the Yukon Utilities Board for public review.

“By sending this project to the Yukon Utilities Board, Yukoners will have another opportunity to review it and learn more about this important initiative,” Kent said. “Using natural gas as an energy source will help reduce diesel consumption and will improve the reliability of our backup power system to more adequately meet our growing energy demands.”

The project proposes to replace two aging diesel generators in 2014 with newer, more efficient natural gas fired engines. A third natural gas generator could be added in the future if required.

Learn more
Information on the Yukon government’s energy priorities: www.energy.gov.yk.ca

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Brigitte Parker
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3183
brigitte.parker@gov.yk.ca


News Release #13-297