Whitehorse Diesel to Liquefied Natural Gas Conversion Project

Allnorth-KGS Group-CAP Engineering

Whitehorse, Yukon

 

The Yukon’s hydro-based electrical system is isolated from the North American grid. Delivering a continuous source of electricity is challenged by spikes in demand due to weather, transmission, and hydro generation failures. Yukon Energy Corporation’s ageing diesel backup generators are an increasing reliability risk. Yukon Energy Corporation - Engineering Group constructed an innovative 8.8 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled power generating station, improving reliability, and reducing power costs and environmental impacts. This was accomplished with First Nations support as well as a $21 million investment from the Kwanlin Dun Band.

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