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Another Yukon community lines up for solar power – CBC

White River First Nation proposing solar farm in Beaver Creek to offset diesel use

Feb 13, 2020

The community of Beaver Creek, Yukon, could potentially cut its use of diesel-powered generators by 60 per cent, if a new solar project goes ahead.

The White River First Nation plans to build a 1.5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic generation farm with 4 megawatt hours (MWh) of battery energy storage for the Beaver Creek electrical grid.

“It is very large, for sure. It’s probably going to be one of the dominant features of downtown Beaver Creek for the foreseeable future,” said Chris Cowx, general manager of Copper Niisuu Limited Partnership, the First Nation’s development corporation.

The project proposal was filed in January with the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB).

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