Yukon opens up power generation to communities and private sector

Proponents of two independent power projects say they’re excited the Yukon government has made it possible for them to sell their power to the electrical utilities Yukon Energy and ATCO Electric Yukon.

Three projects are in the advanced stages of development. One is a solar power project in Old Crow. Two others are wind farms.

Colin Asselstine, general manager of the Kluane Community Development Corporation, owned by Kluane First Nation, said after six years of work, plans to install three 100-kilowatt wind turbines near Burwash Landing are coming to fruition.

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