Update on the Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion Project

The Minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation John Streicker has issued the following statement:

“Yukoners need access to reliable, affordable and renewable energy.

“We continue to work alongside the federal and British Columbia governments to support the proponents of Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion Project to close the funding gap for the project. There are several requirements that must still be finalized before the project is in a position to receive Government of Yukon construction funding.

“As we do not anticipate that the project will be ready to enter construction within the next fiscal year, the Government of Yukon will not be including funding for the Atlin project in the 2024–25 Budget and Five Year Capital Plan.

“We will continue to support renewable energy projects led by First Nations and community partners including the Atlin project. As we have an isolated electricity grid, we are always looking at alternative renewable generation options to ensure that our grid continues to meet the growing needs of Yukoners.” 

Media contact 

Jordan Owens
Cabinet Communications

Carleen Kerr
Communications, Executive Council Office


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