Apr 21, 2019

YukonWith $650,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Smart Grid Program, Yukon Energy Corporation will invest in making the territory’s electrical grid more efficient by equipping up to 400 homes with smart devices.

These devices will allow Yukon Energy to shift participating customers’ energy demand to off-peak hours and meet the Yukon’s growing energy capacity needs in a cost-effective and sustainable way while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This program is a joint collaboration between Yukon Energy Corporation, Yukon Development Corporation and ATCO Electric Yukon.

“Reducing demand and increasing efficiency is key as we work to reduce Yukon’s carbon footprint,” says Ranj Pillai, Minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation and the Yukon Energy Corporation. “All Yukoners have a stake in the territory’s energy future, and this innovative program will empower individuals to be mindful about consumption while helping us move toward a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.”