NSERC announces funding for Yukon University project to help reduce reliance on diesel fuels

YukonU Northern Energy Innovation students and staff stand in front of a electrical sub-station

WHITEHORSE – Yukon University has received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This funding was announced on June 14th at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Michael Ross, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation has led this project at Yukon University. The project received a total of $187,843 to access electric power system modelling and analysis software. This software is used to help the research team model remote power systems to conduct technical assessments and incorporate more renewables without affecting system stability. 

“We’re excited about the opportunity to better support our partners as we work together to reduce our reliance on diesel fuels.” said Dr. Ross, “This new platform will also help our students be trained to industry standard and better prepare them for future careers.” 

“We are grateful to NSERC for their commitment to Yukon University, and for supporting this exciting innovation,” said Dr. Lesley Brown, President and Vice Chancellor of Yukon University, “Dr. Ross’ leadership on the research made this grant possible. Preparing students for future careers is a priority for Yukon University, and this grant helps us do that”

This grant is awarded by the NSERC in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Recipients are based on the 2023 competition results from the College and Community Innovation program known as the Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) grant.

Yukon University Northern Energy Innovation partners:

  • Yukon Energy Corporation
  • ATCO Electric Yukon
  • Northwest Territories Power Corporation
  • NAKA Power
  • Quilliq Energy Corporation
For more information, please contact

Misha Warbanski

Director, Communications and Marketing

University Relations

Related content