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Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion

Clean Power, Indigenous Infrastructure
Atlin, British Columbia & Yukon Territory
Up to $80 million
Taku River Tlingit First Nation

Supporting the Yukon’s transition to clean energy

New energy and transmission infrastructure will reduce GHGs in the Yukon microgrid.

Fast facts

Fully Indigenous owned
Yukon First Nation communities (10) and seven municipalities will access reliable, clean energy
Will reduce GHG emissions by approximately 29,500 tonnes annually
Creates local employment and economic opportunities

The Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion project is comprised of a new hydroelectric facility and transmission line to deliver clean power to the Yukon microgrid. The project closes an infrastructure gap in northern Canada as clean power will be deployed to the isolated Yukon grid. The intention is to sell 100% of the power to Yukon Energy Corporation which will provide energy during cold winter months.

Our investment supports closing an infrastructure gap for 10 First Nation communities and 7 municipalities in the Yukon Territory which currently rely on grid-level diesel generators to ensure electricity reliability during the winter. The project will directly reduce the need for procurement and use of diesel fuel across the Yukon.

The Atlin project is led by the Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership, which is fully owned by the Taku River Tlingit First Nation.

Benefits of CIB’s Involvement

The Atlin project is an example of our Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative in action. We are developing new lending solutions to accelerate Indigenous infrastructure investments.

Clean energy production and decarbonizing remote communities in Canada are critical climate goals. By tapping into British Columbia’s rich hydro reserves, the Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion is a clean energy solution which supports the transition to clean power and net zero for the Yukon government and their ratepayers.

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The Atlin hydroelectric dam with water running over it and trees in the background
The Atlin hydroelectric site, including fencing and equipment in the water
The Atlin hydroelectric site at Surprise Lake
Worker in Pine Creek at the Atlin Hydroelectric site in Northern Canada
Worker crossing natural canal at the Atlin Hydroelectric site in Northern Canada
Tlingit Homeland Energy LP

Tlingit Homeland Energy was created to develop the local economy for the benefit of Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the broader community of Atlin. The Atlin Hydroelectric Expansion Project will bring reliable and clean electricity to Yukon, while also providing economic development opportunities for local communities. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with CIB to help to make this important project a reality.

Peter Kirby, President
Government of the Yukon

The Government of Yukon extends our congratulations to Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership in reaching this milestone on their path to create Indigenous owned and operated energy infrastructure. Initiatives like the Atlin Hydroelectricity Expansion Project will ensure that the Yukon has access to clean, reliable and affordable energy in support of the territory’s growing population and economy, while also providing local employment and workforce development. We look forward to continuing to work with our First Nations partners to expand renewable energy capacity in the Yukon.

Hon. Sandy Silver, Former Premier