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New record for power use set

December 13, 2016

Frosty temperatures mean more consumption Winter’s icy return has brought a new record for power use in Saskatchewan. On Dec. 12 at 5:24 p.m., SaskPower’s new peak load reached 3,710 megawatts (MW). The previous record of 3,640 MW was set Jan. 12, 2016. The record was surpassed by 70 MW, or the equivalent power use […]

SaskPower investing $3.5 million to support growth, improve reliability in Melfort-Hudson Bay area

November 29, 2016

SaskPower continues to make significant investments in the province’s electrical system to keep up with a growing demand for power, meet environmental commitments and renew and grow our power grid. The work includes upgrading portions of the power grid in the south area of the province, including: Melfort, Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Weldon, Naicam, Pathlow and […]

SaskPower investing $8 million to support growth, improve reliability in Yorkton-Melville-Canora area

November 23, 2016

SaskPower continues to make significant investments in the province’s electrical system to keep up with a growing demand for power, meet environmental commitments and renew and grow our grid. The work includes upgrading portions of the power grid in the south area of the province, including: Yorkton, Melville, Canora, Waldrun, Churchbridge, Killaly, Theodore, Good Spirit […]

Session focuses on renewable energy suppliers next step in reaching 2030 goal

November 17, 2016

As plans to increase Saskatchewan’s renewable power supply to up to 50% by 2030 continue to unfold, renewable power producers and suppliers had the opportunity to learn more about where they fit in. An information session was held in Saskatoon today, hosted by SaskPower and the Ministry of Economy, in partnership with the Canadian Wind […]

SaskPower investing to renew power grid, support growth in the Wynyard-Wadena area

November 7, 2016

About 42 per cent of a residential power bill goes towards the province’s electrical system. This year, SaskPower has been working on projects worth $13 million in the Wynyard-Wadena area to keep up with growing demand, meet environmental commitments and renew an aging power grid. “SaskPower is facing an ongoing challenge,” says Tim Eckel, Vice […]

SaskPower investing to renew power grid, support growth in the Saskatoon area

October 31, 2016

About 42 per cent of a residential power bill goes towards the province’s electrical system – in recent years, SaskPower has invested over $225 million in the Saskatoon area to keep up with growing demand, meet environmental commitments and renew an aging power grid. Over $25 million in 2016 maintenance work and just under $200 […]

Another CCS Milestone Reached

Boundary Dam CCS Facility Captures 800,000 tonnes of CO2 in a Year SaskPower’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan has celebrated another milestone, capturing 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in one year. It has been a successful year for the CCS facility. Overall in 2016, the facility […]

SaskPower investing millions in Swift Current area

October 25, 2016

Over $15 million in maintenance work and $965 million worth of major projects are in the works for the Swift Current, Assiniboia, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and surrounding areas as part of SaskPower’s efforts to keep up with growing demand, meet environmental commitments and renew an aging power grid. “SaskPower is facing an ongoing power challenge,” […]

SaskPower investing over $20 million to support growth, improve reliability in Weyburn-Bromhead area

SaskPower continues to make significant investments in the province’s electrical system to keep up with a growing demand for power, meet environmental commitments and renew and grow an aging power grid. The work includes upgrading portions of the power grid in the south area of the province, including: Weyburn, Midale, Bromhead, Torquay, Radville and surrounding […]

Instant discounts save money and power

October 4, 2016

SaskPower Retail Discount Program returns SaskPower wants to help customers across the province save this fall with the Retail Discount Program. From now until Nov. 30 there are multiple ways you can save money on your power bill and help the environment. “With our program you get instant in-store discounts at the cash register, where […]

SaskPower investing over $110 million to support growth, improve reliability in Lloydminster, North Battleford areas

September 29, 2016

SaskPower continues to make significant investments in the province’s electrical system to keep up with a growing demand for power, meet environmental commitments and renew and grow an aging power grid. The work includes upgrading portions of the power grid in the west central area of the province, including: North Battleford, Lloydminster, Onion Lake, Paradise […]

Solar projects will help SaskPower reach 50% renewables goal

September 22, 2016

Next steps include opportunities for private sector developers, First Nations and community projects SaskPower will add 60 megawatts (MW) of ground mount solar photovoltaic generation to the province’s electricity grid by 2021 – enough to power between 10,000 and 12,000 homes. The plan includes a combination of competitive procurement, a partnership with First Nations Power […]

Chinook Power Station will be SaskPower’s newest natural gas facility

September 15, 2016

Burns & McDonnell Canada selected to design and build Today, SaskPower is proud to announce that its new natural gas-fired power plant near Swift Current will be named Chinook Power Station when it comes online in late 2019. “Chinook Power Station is going to play a major part in helping SaskPower continue to meet the […]

Make Time for Safety this Harvest Season

August 31, 2016

As summer starts to fade away, the hustle and bustle of fall starts to set in. SaskPower wants customers to remember to take time to look up and live. “It takes just a moment to be distracted and injured by electricity,” says SaskPower’s Director, Health and Safety, Kevin Schwing. “We want to remind customers to […]

Last chance to recycle your fridge for free – Sept. 30

August 25, 2016

SaskPower has extended the deadline for its fridge recycling program to September 30, giving customers more opportunity to recycle their old, inefficient fridges. This is the program’s final year. “For those people with an older fridge or freezer at home, this is your last chance to have us pick up the unit for free and […]

SaskPower completes 300 km northern power line

August 18, 2016

$330 million project provides increased power reliability to the north SaskPower is pleased to celebrate the conclusion of the Island Falls to Key Lake (I1K) transmission line project in northern Saskatchewan. This new line increases power reliability and capacity for communities while supporting continued economic development in the north. The approximately $330 million project began […]

SaskPower welcomes worldwide graduate students for CCS research

July 15, 2016

Regina’s Innovation Place hosts the 10th annual IEAGHG CCS Summer School SaskPower is proud to welcome 50 students from around the world for the 10th edition of the CCS Summer School organized by the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme (IEAGHG). Coming from 17 countries, the graduate and post-graduate students will visit Saskatchewan’s carbon capture […]

SaskPower Invests in Saskatchewan’s Future

July 14, 2016

SaskPower continues to invest heavily – $1.2 billion this fiscal year – in the future of Saskatchewan’s electrical system, as the province’s power utility continues to meet the challenge of growing demand, a commitment to the environment, and an aging grid. SaskPower’s 2015-16 Annual Report was tabled in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly today. Because of […]

SaskPower kicks off 2016 Power to Grow tour

June 16, 2016

First stop: Sidewalk Days in Moose Jaw SaskPower is balancing renewal of our aging electrical system while meeting customers’ growing demand for power. At the same time, we’re working towards our goal of up to 50 per cent renewable electricity in our power generation mix by 2030. The interactive Power to Grow experience is touring […]

SaskPower reminds customers to stay safe during summer yard work

June 15, 2016

Enjoy a safe summer and keep the lights on for you and your neighbours by taking care around the power lines, poles and transformers in your yard. “Whether you’re building a fence, trimming  trees or digging a new flower bed, make sure to consider SaskPower equipment in your yard and take steps to work around […]

Celebrate Environment Week with a free tree seedling

June 6, 2016

Free Green Ash tree seedlings are available for pick-up at SaskPower’s customer services offices during Environment Week (June 5-11, 2016), while supplies last. The seedlings are courtesy of SaskPower’s Shand Greenhouse, which uses some of the waste heat from Shand Power Station near Estevan to grow tree and shrub seedlings, which are then planted across […]

SaskPower and SaskEnergy apply for rate adjustments

May 20, 2016

Average $4.30/month increase for homeowners for 2016 SaskPower and SaskEnergy will be applying to the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel (SRRP) in two separate applications to adjust their rates. The simultaneous applications will allow customers the opportunity to budget for utility bills going forward. SaskPower is requesting a rate increase of five per cent effective July […]

SaskPower investments planned across the province to reduce power outages

May 18, 2016

$108 million planned to renew power grid SaskPower will be updating parts of the Saskatchewan power grid in the coming months. The work will involve an investment of $108 million across Saskatchewan in projects that will help decrease the number of power outages. Aging infrastructure causes approximately 34 per cent of unplanned outages in Saskatchewan. […]

SaskPower reinforces power grid in east Regina

April 14, 2016

$11.5-million investment will help reduce size, duration and number of outages for the area SaskPower has added a second transformer to the Fleet Street Substation in Regina’s east end. The work also included the addition of six new distribution feeders, and upgrades to older feeders, to improve reliability and safety of power service to residential […]

SaskPower Fridge Recycling Program entering its final year

April 12, 2016

Last chance to get your old appliance removed and recycled at no cost SaskPower’s Fridge Recycling Program is back for its final year. As in previous years, people can call or book online and a crew will pick up old fridges or freezers and recycle them, for free. “You can save up to $130 a […]