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  1. Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development

    The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory. Called " Next Generation Hydro for Yukon ", the report was prepared in conjunction with the Yukon Development Corporation (YDC) and hopes to create a long-term plan for Yukon's power supply. "This work plan is a blueprint for identifying and investigating potential new hydroelectric power sites," said Scott Kent, Yukon's minister responsible for the YDC. The plan is a product of subsection 6(1) of the Yukon Development Corporation Act, which in November 2013 directed YDC to plan one or more hydropower projects to meet Yukon's expected growth in demand. According to the report, more than 95% of Yukon's energy is currently produced by hydroelectric sources. However, the supply is approaching capacity, and the territory lacks transmission lines to import power. Yukon's projected 10% growth in population through 2019 further accentuates its need for additional capacity. "We're eager to get to work on this vital project, which will help bring long-term benefits to Yukon," Kent said. The first phase of the plan will begin this month and conclude next May, with actions including: hiring a project coordinator and creating a technical advisory committee; commissioning technical work; identifying potential partnerships; and identifying options for location and financing. "With this milestone, we have taken the first step in moving forward in Next Generation Hydro for Yukon," YDC chair Joanne Fairlie said. "This is the beginning of important and groundbreaking work to come." Yukon's current hydroelectric power is generated by four plants, including the 40-MW Whitehorse , 37-MW Aishihik , 15-MW Mayo and 1.3-MW Fish Lake. For more news from Canada, visit here .

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    Tue, 13 May 2014

  2. Yukon government exploring hydropower project development

    The Yukon Development Corporation has received a directive from the territory's government to conduct research and planning on hydroelectric power generation.

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    Fri, 22 Nov 2013

  3. Hydro outage brings down Canada's Yukon grid

    Yukon Energy Corp. reports a generator failure at its 30-MW Aishihik hydro station caused a cascading failure in the power grid, knocking out power throughout much of Canada's southern Yukon Territory.

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    Fri, 3 Mar 2006

  4. Deal to build 6-MW project in Yukon pending

    Yukon Energy Corp. has entered a tentative deal with Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Corp. to build a hydropower project at the Mayo Dam in northwest Canada’s Yukon Territory.

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    Tue, 25 Aug 2009

  1. Yukon's Mayo B hydropower expansion four months ahead of schedule

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2011

  2. Alaska Power cancels Yukon River hydrokinetic project

    Alaska Power & Telephone Co. has cancelled its 100-kW Yukon River hydrokinetic project, saying it is not feasible with current technology.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2011

  3. Yukon Energy to add 7-MW unit to 30-MW Aishihik

    Yukon Energy is reviving plans to install a third 7-MW turbine-generator at its 30-MW Aishihik hydroelectric station in Canada.

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    Mon, 30 Jul 2007

  4. 13600-Yukon River Project

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    Thu, 30 Jun 2011

  5. Canada Green Infrastructure makes first award to 6-MW Mayo B

    Canada’s new C$1 billion (US$924 million) Green Infrastructure Fund has made its first award to the 5- to 6-MW Mayo B hydroelectric project and Phase 2 of the Carmacks-Stewart transmission line in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

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    Wed, 3 Jun 2009

  6. ABB to equip Canada hydropower project

    ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, will supply mechanical, electrical and automation equipment for Yukon Energy Corporation's Mayo B hydroelectric project, located on the Mayo River, in the Yukon , Canada.

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    Mon, 27 Dec 2010

  7. UPDATE - FERC puts hold on Alaska pilot hydrokinetic application

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has placed a hold on Alaska Power &Telephone Co.'s plans to file for a FERC pilot license to test a hydrokinetic project on the Yukon River in Eagle, Alaska.

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    Tue, 11 Mar 2008

  8. Alaska agency awards $1.6 million to 100-kW Eagle hydrokinetic

    Alaska Power Co. announced July 31 it received a $1.6 million grant to help develop the 100-kW Eagle River Turbine hydrokinetic project on Alaska's Yukon River.

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    Thu, 2 Aug 2007

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