To identify those potential benefits and challenges, YCS has partnered with the NEI team at Yukon University (previously Yukon College). NEI will be remotely collecting coded data from participants’ ETS systems, including temperature readings from the ETS systems and other technical data. “Coded data” here means that the NEI team will not have any access to participants’ personal information such as their name or address. The project team at YCS will have this personal information, provided through the registration process, but will not have access to the data collected remotely by NEI. Participants will also be asked to complete surveys as an additional avenue for feedback on their experience with the demonstration project.
We have also partnered with Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC). To help YEC explore ways to use ETS systems to reduce winter peaks and fossil fuel consumption, they will be able to monitor participants’ ETS systems. For the same reasons, they will be able to shift when participants’ ETS systems are scheduled to charge. YEC and YCS will be working jointly and in collaboration with participants to ensure that this shifting is done in a way that minimizes its impact on participants’ comfort. As with NEI, YEC’s access to participants’ ETS systems will be coded, except for the participant’s feeder number (akin to the participant’s neighbourhood).
Participants will be provided specific details as to what data will be collected by YCS and our project partners upon their selection for the project, if not sooner. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.