ATCO Electric Yukon

ATCO Electric Yukon has been providing electrical service to Yukoners for over 120 years. Chartered in 1901, the pioneer company began generating electricity for the residents of Whitehorse using a wood-fired, horizontal piston steam engine. Since then, ATCO Electric Yukon has grown to serve 19,000 customers in 19 communities from south of the Yukon border to north of the Arctic Circle. A private, investor-owned utility, ATCO Electric Yukon is a member of the ATCO Group of Companies. Its head office and service centre is in Whitehorse.

ATCO Electric Yukon purchases power from Yukon Energy Corporation, a crown corporation of the Yukon government, for distribution to its customers in Whitehorse, Marsh Lake, Tagish, Teslin, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Stewart Crossing, Carcross, Keno, and Ross River. It maintains back-up generating plants in Carmacks, Teslin, Haines Junction, Pelly Crossing, Stewart Crossing and Ross River in the event of a power interruption. The company generates and distributes its own power in Old Crow, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, Upper Liard, Lower Post, Burwash, Watson Lake, and Swift River. ATCO Electric Yukon has customer service offices in Whitehorse and Watson Lake and plant operators in nine communities,. ATCO Electric Yukon also owns and operates the Fish Lake Hydro plant  on the outskirts of Whitehorse. Built in 1950, the Fish Lake plant remains a steady contributor of power to customers in Whitehorse.

For further information, please refer to the ATCO Electric Yukon web site at