Yukon Housing Corporation

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Yukon Energy Costs

These graphs depict the energy costs for various fuel types and heating appliance efficiencies. The following heat graphs and tables show that as appliance efficiency increases, heating energy costs decrease. This applies to all fuel types listed except for electricity. The lengths of the curves on the graphs represent the range of efficiency one would expect for each type of heating appliance. Since electrical heat energy is virtually 100% efficient, and other fuels are often compared to electrical energy costs, the electrical energy costs are shown as horizontal lines across the graphs.

 

The fuel prices used to calculate the energy costs are based on weekly surveys conducted by the Yukon Government Statistics Branch.

 

Electrical prices include all rates, riders, rebates, and GST for various customer types and communities. These rates are summarized in the Electrical Rates Table.

 

The electrical graphs are derived from the electrical rates table and they illustrate the actual cost a customer would pay on their monthly bill for different kWhrs of consumption.

 

The rates, depending on customer types, change after certain threshold energy consumptions have been reached. For Residential customers, rates increase at 1,000 kWhr, and again at 2,500 kWh.   For General Service customers, rates increase at 2,000kWh and again at 15,000 kWh, then decrease again at 20,000 KWh.

 

Rate details and Demand charges for General Service Customers are provided in the Electrical Rates Table.

 

Secondary power rates are not available to most customers.

 

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Home Heating Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the annual cost to heat an average sized home of average efficiency.

2.

Residential Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000 kWh of heat energy for residential heating. 

3.

Residential Heating Energy Costs vs. Heat Pump Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000 kWh of heat energy for residential customers using various heating methods including a heat pump. A heat pump can transfer more heat energy than the electrical energy it consumes. 

4.

General Service Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of heat energy for commercial customers.

5.

Government Home Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the annual cost to heat an energy efficient government residential home.

6.

Government Residential Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of energy for government residential heating.

7.

Government General Services Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of heat energy for government non-residential customers.

8.

Government General Services Heating Energy Costs vs. Heat Pump Efficiency
This graph represents the cost/1000 kWh of heat energy for government non-residential customers. A heat pump can transfer more heat than the electrical energy it consumes.

9.

Electrical Costs for Residential Customers
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for residential and government residential customers.

10.

Electrical Costs for Non-Government Customers
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for Non-Government residential and general service customers.

11.

Electrical Costs for General Service Customers
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for Government and Non-Government general service customers.

12.

Electrical Costs for Government Customers
This graph illustrates the residential and general service electrical costs for Government customers.

13.

Whitehorse Historical Residential Heating Costs at 80% Fuel Use Efficiency
This graph illustrates the historical fuel and electrical energy costs for residential customers assuming 80% fuel use efficiency for propane and oil fired appliances, 70% for pellets, and 60% for firewood.

14.

Dawson City Historical Residential Heating Costs at 80% Fuel Use Efficiency
This graph illustrates the historical fuel and electrical energy costs for residential customers assuming 80% fuel use efficiency for propane and oil fired appliances, 70% for pellets, and 60% for firewood.

15.

Whitehorse Historical Residential Heating Costs @ 85% Oil Efficiency and 90% Propane Appliance Efficiency
This graph illustrates the historical fuel and electrical energy costs for residential customers assuming 85% fuel use efficiency for oil, 90% for propane, 70% for pellets, and 60% efficiency for firewood.

16.

Whitehorse Historical Residential Heating Costs @ 85% Oil Efficiency and 90% Propane Appliance Efficiency
The same as graph 15, but with an emphasis on the last 9 years.

17.

Whitehorse Historical Residential Heating Costs @ 80% Fuel Use Efficiency
The same as graph 13, but with an emphasis on the last 6 years.

* Demand charges are indicated in the graphs of electrical rates and in the Electrical Rates Table.

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