ATCO Electric Yukon has been providing electrical service to Yukoners for over a century. 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 over 17,000 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, Yukon Territory.
Today, 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, Stewart Crossing, Pelly Crossing, Carcross, Keno, and Ross River. Other ATCO Electric Yukon service areas include Canyon Creek, Deep Creek, Takhini River Crossing as well as a variety of rural areas north, south, and west of Whitehorse.
ATCO Electric Yukon generates and distributes its own electricity in Old Crow, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Upper Liard, Lower Post, Watson Lake and Swift River. ATCO Electric Yukon has a customer service office in Whitehorse and plant operators in nine communities. In addition to the fossil fuel-fired generating plants ATCO Electric Yukon also owns and operates the Fish Lake Hydro plant, on the outskirts of Whitehorse. Built in 1950, the 1.3 mega watt Fish Lake hydro plant remains a steady contributor of power to the Yukon Interconnected System.
ATCO Electric Yukon
100-1100 Front StreetWhitehorse, YT Y1A 3T4 867-633-7000 1-800-661-0513 Fax: 867-668-6692
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