Yukon’s energy is powerful and constantly flowing. A single drop of water begins a journey that leads to us providing you with clean, renewable electricity. That water drop ultimately returns to the atmosphere to begin the cycle anew. In the meantime, our job is to use it safely and respectfully to keep your lights on, your homes warm, and your businesses thriving.
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We are taking a new approach to our annual report this year. We hope you find the report both informative and engaging.
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Here at Yukon Energy, we strive for excellence in everything we do... from delivering affordable, reliable and sustainable power to attracting and retaining a skilled and engaged workforce and to our respect for the environment and for the communities and people we serve. We hope you see these values reflected in this 2016 annual report.
President and CEO
Yukon Energy plans, generates, transmits and distributes a continuing and adequate supply of cost-effective, sustainable, and reliable energy for Yukoners.
1 of only a handful of isolated grids in North America
4 back-up diesel generating plantsview map
3 Hydro plantsview map
1 wind turbine and a number of solarview photo
1,100 kilometres of power lines
1 back-up LNG plantview photo
12,000 power poles
1 longest wooden fishladder in the worldview photo
More than 98% renewable in 2016 – keeping the Yukon clean and greenview chart
Sales by Customer Classview chart
40 million dollars in electrical sales
133 megawatts of generating capacity
418 gigawatt hours - electricity supplied in 2016
Electricity generation 2012 – 2016view chart
New all-time peak of 88.13 megawatts, set on December 15, 2016.
Generation throughout 2016view chart
*Note that these charts show permanent and term employees, but not casual and temporary staff
2,500 hours of training in 2016 for more than 80 staff, including supervisory and senior managers
Continued low turnover rate. Average length of service, which is 9.8 years
Sixteen staff received long service awards; three retirements in 2016; five positions successfully filled.
For 2016 Yukon Energy had an all injury rate of 6.1, compared to 6.2 in 2015 and 8.9 in 2014. We are moving in the right direction and striving to do better in 2017.
For 2016 Yukon Energy had a motor vehicle accident rate of 4.4, down from five in 2015.
Goal achieved! We had nine controllable outages in 2016, an improvement over our 2015 number of 16.
Goal achieved! We expect a Return on Equity for 2016 of 8.68 percent.
Capital budgeting processes were updated. We expect to implement updated Project Management Processes in 2017.
The schedule for this project slipped slightly to Q1 of 2017. The project budget was revised to $10.2 million.
Responding to Yukoners’ requests for additional data meant the schedule was revised for project completion by Q1 of 2017.
Examined a wide range of future scenarios and potential electricity options to meet anticipated demand
Held approximately 30 public and stakeholder meetings
Conducted a Yukon-wide survey
Received very favourable public feedback on the processlearn more
Replaced key components (steel frames and rock anchors)
Completed detailed engineering, assessment and permitting for the Stewart to Keno City Transmission Liner Projectlearn more
Had overwhelming response to our inCharge rebate programs
In 2016 Yukoners received 14,000 rebates on LED lights and block heater timers, double the target set for the rebates.
That compares with the 2015 numbers of 4,000 rebates!
Safety is a part of every decision we make and every action we take.learn more
In 2017, the Canadian Electricity Association awarded Yukon Energy with a Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation for our commitment to sustainable business practices. We are only the fifth utility in Canada to receive such an award, and the first in Northern Canada.learn more
Sustainability is key to everything that we do
Worked with the MacBride Museum to create a permanent exhibit “A Powerful History” that tells the story of Yukon Energy
Money taken from profits; rates are not impactedlearn more
the Whitehorse Food Bank, Mae Bachur Shelter, United Way Breakfast, Yukon River Trail Marathon, McIntyre Marsh Bird Banding Family event, Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson Solstice Run, and the Faro Sheep and Crane Festival, among others.
Enhanced our scholarship and student summer employment program to better align with recruitment and succession planning goalslearn more
And under ‘other related duties’, staff were involved in a dramatic cat rescue!learn more
This station teaches the public about the importance of our migratory birds, and allows scientists to collect data on how various species of birds use the McIntyre Marsh wetlands.
Sponsor of Stream of Dreams that combined public art with stewardshiplearn more