Find Yukon energy costs and heating appliance efficiency

These graphs show energy costs for various fuel types and heating appliance efficiencies. As the appliance efficiency increases, the energy costs for heating decrease. This applies to all fuel types listed except for electricity, which is almost 100 percent efficient.  

How we calculate energy costs

The fuel prices used to calculate the energy costs are based on bi-weekly surveys conducted by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics.

Electrical prices include all rates, riders, rebates, and GST for customer types in different communities. These rates, including demand charges, are provided in the Yukon electrical rates table.

We derive electrical cost graphs from the electrical rates table. The graphs illustrate the actual cost various customers would pay on their monthly bill for different kWhrs of consumption.

The rates, depending on customer type, change after energy consumption reaches a certain threshold. For residential customers, rates increase at 1000 kWh, and again at 2500 kWh.   For general service customers, rates increase at 2000kWh and again at 15,000 kWh, then decrease again at 20,000 KWh.

Secondary power rates are no longer available to customers.

How to interpret these graphs

The lengths of the curves on each graph show the range of efficiency expected for each type of heating appliance.

Electrical heat energy is almost 100% efficient so other fuels are often compared to electrical energy costs. To compare, these graphs show electrical energy costs as horizontal lines.

  1. Home heating costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  2. Residential heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  3. Residential heating energy costs vs. heat pump efficiency
  4. General service heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  5. Government home heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  6. Government residential heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  7. Government general services heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  8. Government general services heating energy costs vs. heat pump efficiency
  9. Electrical costs for residential customers
  10. Electrical costs for non-government customers
  11. Electrical costs for general service customers
  12. Electrical costs for government customers
  13. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency
  14. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency (past 10 years)
  15. Dawson City historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency
  16. Dawson City historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency (past 10 years)
  17. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency
  18. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency (past 10 years)
  19. Dawson historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency
  20. Dawson historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency (past 10 years)