Northern Energy Innovation is working with Kaska Dena Council First Nation, ATCO Electric Yukon and other stakeholders to undertake a technical assessment of the community’s power system. This technical assessment is necessary for determining the scope and scale of the proposed renewable energy project within the community.
The community of Watson Lake is located in southeastern Yukon, Canada, along the Alaska Highway at mile post 635, and within the traditional territory of Kaska Dena Council First Nation. The Watson Lake electrical transmission system serves the communities of Watson Lake, Upper Liard, and Lower Post BC.
The Kaska Dena Council First Nation, along with ATCO Electric Yukon, Solvest, and other project partners have commissioned this study to investigate potential impacts of integrating a proposed solar installation within the Watson Lake electric power system.
Northern Energy Innovation’s studies will 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 later this year.
- 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
- Kaska Dena Council (partner, funder)
- ATCO Electric Yukon (partner, funder)
- Solvest Inc. (partner)
- National Science and Engineering Research Council (funder)