Innovative Renewable Energy Initiative (IREI)

As part of its mandate to increase the availability of renewable energy and reduce community reliance on diesel, YDC is providing support for small-scale, community-led renewable energy projects.

Yukon Development Corporation will engage with First Nations, communities, and private-sector organizations to reduce Yukon’s reliance on fossil-fuels to generate electric and heat energy for our homes and businesses.

The initiative may provide a maximum of 75% of eligible expenses or a maximum of $500,000 per project, whichever is less. IREI is open to a broad range of Yukon-based organizations, including:

  • Municipal Governments
  • First Nation Governments
  • First Nation Development Corporations
  • Community Societies or Associations
  • Community-based businesses

The focus of IREI is on the use of established or proven technologies using renewable energy sources for the Yukon-based generation of electrical or heat energy. These would include:

  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Solar thermal collectors
  • Wind turbines
  • Biomass
  • Gasification
  • Run-of-River hydro

Preference will be given to those projects that can demonstrate that their implementation will result in a direct and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Proponents are subject to an application and review process. Application to the fund does not guarantee acceptance.

For more information or to apply, please contact the program officer:

Michael Prochazka