Micro-generation refers to small-scale generation of electric power. It can be used to supplement power from the grid or as an alternative source of energy. Where system size allows, surplus generation is exported to the grid for annual reimbursement. Rates are as follows:
|Yukon's Integrated (Hydro) System||Communities powered by diesel|
|$0.21 per kWh||$0.30 per kWh|
Under the micro-generation program, Yukoners can offset their electrical consumption by connecting renewable energy technologies to their homes or businesses while remaining connected to Yukon’s electrical grid. Utility customers in residential, general service and industrial classes can participate.
Please note: Systems over 5 kilowatts require pre-approval through the Energy Solutions Centre. Without pre-approval, clients may incur the substantial additional expense of a utility infrastructure upgrade.
Thinking about installing a residential renewable energy system? You could receive 20% of your material costs up to $5,000 through the Residential Energy Incentives Program.
Do you live outside of municipal boundaries? You may be eligible for the Yukon government's Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Program. Not applicable to properties within Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Teslin, Watson Lake and Whitehorse.
Consult with an energy advisor to
An energy advisor will always be happy to assist you at any stage of the project.
Install the micro-generation system
Note: All system wiring must be completed by an electrician or a person who has successfully passed the home wiring test through the Yukon government's Building Safety Branch. Talk to a territorial electrical inspector to understand limits to wiring your own system.
Apply to grid-tie the system
Complete the micro-generation interconnection application and submit with the following documentation:
Upon submission of your application package, the program manager will review your interconnection application and attachments, then submit the package to the appropriate utility for approval. Following approval, a new dual register electrical meter will replace your current meter - this usually occurs within 2-8 weeks.
Assuming your system has exported electricity, a reimbursement is calculated based on the annual dual-register meter reading. Your first payment period starts the date your meter was installed and ends on the last reading each January. The Energy Branch issues a cheque within 60 days of the January reading in each year that your system has exported electricity to the grid. Commercial customers may not see a reduction in their demand charge.
Note: Only system export is recorded by the dual-register meter. System offset and total system generation are not tracked by the meter. To track that information, a dedicated monitoring system must be added as part of the installation by the client.
Energy Solutions Centre
Phone: 867-393-7063; 1-800-661-0408 x 7063 (toll-free in Yukon)
Visit: 206 A Lowe Street, Whitehorse, YT