Northern Energy Innovation is working with Kluane First Nation, ATCO Electric Yukon and other stakeholders to undertake a technical assessment of the community’s power system. This technical assessment is a vital step in determining the scope and scale of the proposed renewable energy project within the community.
The communities of Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay are located in the Kluane Region of Yukon, Canada, at miles 1093 and 1083 along the Alaska Highway, on the southern shore of Kluane Lake and within the traditional territory of Kluane First Nation. The proximity of the communities, and their interconnection to the same remote power system results in these two communities being grouped together as the Kluane electric power system.
Kluane First Nation, along with ATCO Electric Yukon and other project stakeholders have commissioned this study to investigate potential impacts of integrating a proposed renewable energy project upon the Kluane electric power system.
Northern Energy Innovation’s studies include: i) a power flow (analytical) study, ii) a quasi-static time series analysis (steady-state) study, iii) an electromagnetic transient study (dynamic), iv) and a protection system (analytical and dynamic) study. Our team is currently working on the final report for this project. The report will be available by April 2022.
- Dr. Michael Ross, Program Lead, Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
- Amber Polson, PMP, Project Manager, Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
- Simon Geoffroy-Gagnon, Project Lead, Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
- Geoffrey Cartwright, Project Lead, Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
- Jason Zrum, Research Analyst, Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
- Kluane First Nation (partner, funder)
- ATCO Electric Yukon (partner, funder)
- Hatch Engineering (partner)
- Council of Yukon First Nations (partner)
- National Science and Engineering Research Council (funder)