Officials from Government of Canada, subordinate Yukon Government, Dawson City and the Klondike Development Organization They announced it a few days ago Canada and Yukon are investing in more reliable and efficient solar power generation in Dawson City.
The Canadian government contributes $486,000 through Arctic Energy Fund and $68,000 through the Northern REACHE program. The Yukon government will contribute $75,000, the Klondike Development Organization will invest $101,949 and the City of Dawson will contribute $11,500.
The Klondike Development Organization will, through this project, build a solar power project at the city’s former land processing facility.
“The project aims to offset the carbon footprint of society through the production of renewable energy,” the press release said.
“The opportunity to exploit an unusable brown field and generate renewable electricity from our famous midnight sun was irresistible,” said Jackie Olson, president of the Klondike Development Organization (KDO).
“This latest project is an important step forward for our city as it increases local capacity to supply electrical power and reduces the carbon footprint of our community,” said Dawson Mayor Wayne Putoroka.
Federal Minister for Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal She noted that this type of support “empowers communities and their vision for a green future. This project will bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the residents of Dawson City. Our shared goal is to have healthier, more sustainable and more resilient communities in the North.”