The Numbers Number of wind turbines owned by Yukon Energy Corp.: 2. Cost of installing the first turbine, in 1993: $1 million.

The Numbers

Number of wind turbines owned by

Yukon Energy Corp.: 2.

Cost of installing the first turbine, in 1993:

$1 million.

Cost of installing the second turbine, in 2000:

$2 million.

Total number of kilowatts the wind turbines

produce: 810.

Number of homes that wind turbines power: 150.

Number of hydro-generating plants owned by

Yukon Energy Corporation: 3.

Amount of power generated by the three facilities:

75 megawatts.

Peak power generated by the Whitehorse Rapids

hydro facility in summer: 40 megawatts.

Amount in winter: 25 megawatts.

Cost to build the dam and the facility’s first two

turbines in 1958: $7.2 million.

Annual decline in the value of the Canadian

dollar since 1958, as a percentage: 4.15.

Cost to build the Whitehorse Rapids facility today:

$45.5 million.

Cost to add a single turbine to the Aishihik plant

in 2007: $5 million.

Initial cost of the Aishihik facility, in 1975:

$42 million.

Amount of power the Aishihik facility can currently

produce: 30 megawatts.

Number of homes the Aishihik facility can currently

supply: 10,000.

Total number of households in the Yukon, 2001:


Estimated cost of the Carmacks-to-Pelly

transmission line: $20 million.

Cost per kilometre: $186,915.

Population of Pelly, 2001: 328.

Annual greenhouse gas reduction as a result of

bringing hydro to Pelly, in tonnes: 1,400.

Greenhouse gas emissions from the Canada Games

torch if it remained lit for one year, in tonnes: 766.

Distance between Carmacks and Pelly: 107 kilometres.

Number of mines between Carmacks and Pelly: 1.

Distance between Pelly and Stewart Crossing:

72 kilometres.

Number of mines between Pelly and Stewart: 0.

Number of megawatts supplied by the Mayo hydro

facility: 5.

Number of homes it can supply: 1,700.

Total population of Dawson, 2003: 1,772.

Total cost of the Mayo-Dawson transmission line:

$36 million.

Length of transmission line, in kilometres: 223.

Cost per kilometre: $164,434.

Initial estimated cost of the Mayo-Dawson

transmission line: $29 million.

Initial estimated cost, per kilometre: $130,044.

Amount over budget: $7 million.

Canada’s percentage change in greenhouse gas

emissions between 1990 and 2004 from the Kyoto

Protocol benchmark: +26.

Canada’s Kyoto target, as a percentage of

1990 emissions: -6.

Millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent

Canada pumped into the environment in 2004,

in millions of tonnes: 758.1.

In 1990: 598.9.

Amount the US pumped into the atmosphere

in 2004, in millions of tonnes: 7,068.

Rank of US in terms of production of

greenhouse gases: 1. (RM)

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