Yukon Housing Corporation

Programs & Services

Yukon Energy Costs

These graphs depict the energy costs for various fuel types and heating appliance efficiencies. It is evident that as the appliance efficiency increases, the heating energy costs decrease. This applies to all fuel types listed. The lengths of the curves on the graphs represent the range of efficiency one would expect for each type of heating appliance. Electricity is considered 100% efficient as a heat source, and even more than 100% efficient if it is used to power a heat pump.

The fuel prices used to calculate the costs of energy are based on bi-weekly surveys conducted by the Yukon Government Statistics Branch for Energy Mines and Resources.

Electrical prices include all rates, riders, rebates, and GST for various customer types and communities. These rates are summarized in the Electrical Rates Table [ 72 KB].

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 consumption has been reached. For Residential customers, these thresholds are at 1,000 and 2,500 kWhrs.  For Government and Non-Government General Service customers, these thresholds are at 2,000, 15,000, and 20,000 kWhrs.  

The graphs do not show the demand charges for General Service Customers. The demand charges are provided in Electrical Rates Table [ 72 KB].

Secondary power rates are based on current heating fuel prices and are only available to General Service Customers with an alternate fuel source.  These rates do not have demand charges. The Secondary Power Program was designed to encourage commercial and industrial customers to use surplus power, which is mostly available during the summer.

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Home Heating Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 54 KB].
This graph represents the annual cost to heat an energy efficient home.

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Residential Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 51 KB].
This graph represents the cost/1000 kWh of heat energy for residential heating.

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Residential Heating Energy Costs vs. Heat Pump Efficiency [ 74 KB].
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.

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General Service Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 51 KB].
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of heat energy for commercial customers.

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Government Home Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 89 KB].
This graph represents the annual cost to heat an energy efficient government residential home.

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Government Home Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 87 KB].
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of energy for government residential heating.

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Government General Services Heating Energy Costs vs. Heating Appliance Efficiency [ 9 KB].
This graph represents the cost/1000kWh of heat energy for government non-residential customers.

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Government General Services Heating Energy Costs vs. Heat Pump Efficiency [ 51 KB].
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.

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Electrical Costs for Residential Customers [ 48 KB].
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for residential and government residential customers.

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Electrical Costs for Non-Government Customers [ 49 KB].
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for residential and general service customers.

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Electrical Costs for General Service Customers [ 72 KB].
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for general service customers.

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Electrical Costs for Government Customers [ 49 KB].
This graph illustrates the electrical costs for government customers.

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Whitehorse Historical Residential Heating Costs at 80% Fuel Use Efficiency [ 68 KB].

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Dawson City Historical Residential Heating Costs at 80% Fuel Use Efficiency [ 68 KB].
Graphs 13 and 14 illustrate the historical fuel and electrical energy costs for residential customers assuming 80% fuel use efficiency for propane and oil fired appliances for Whitehorse and Dawson City.

*All electrical graphs do not include demand charges. These are found in the Electrical Rates Table [ 72 KB].