WHITEHORSE— Teslin will become a trendsetter this week, when the Yukon College campus there delivers a nine-day program teaching students how to harvest wood chips and install biomass boilers. By program’s end, those boilers will heat 10 buildings, including Teslin Community School, the Lands office, and a number of rental units.
“Many Yukon communities will look to Teslin in the future because they are going to be the leaders here for this type of technology,” said Stephen Mooney, Director of Cold Climate Innovation at the Yukon Research Centre, which is collaborating on the program with Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) and the Government of Yukon’s Energy Solutions Centre (ESC). “Teslin is taking care of a resource that is renewable. This allows the community to be independent and in control of its energy needs.”