YCS has an exciting new energy pilot project. Electric thermal storage, or ETS, involves heating something up – typically ceramic bricks – overnight using electricity, then releasing that heat gradually throughout the day to keep a space warm. The same amount of electricity is used as if the space were heated with electric baseboards or an electric furnace. What’s important, however, is when that electricity is used. Shifting a home’s electricity demand for space heating from daytime to nighttime reduces fossil fuel usage and makes the local electrical grid more stable.
YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.