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SaskPower Testing More Efficient, Longer Lasting LED Streetlights

October 30, 2017

SaskPower is piloting the use of LED streetlights, which are 40 to 60 per cent more energy efficient than traditional streetlights and require far less maintenance. “We are after the very same qualities that have drawn homeowners to LED technology over the years. This pilot will show what impact the increased energy efficiency and reduced […]

SaskPower Again Preparing for Strong Winds, Possible Outages

October 25, 2017

Environment Canada is forecasting another windy Wednesday in the southern half of Saskatchewan, with wind gusts ranging from 70-95 km/h, and the possibility of rain or snow in some locations. The system is expected to move in this afternoon and last into the evening. The strongest winds will likely be in the southwest part of […]

Stay Safe, Saskatchewan – SaskPower Preparing for Strong Winds That May Bring Outages

October 17, 2017

Environment Canada is forecasting 90-110+ km/h winds across the southern half of Saskatchewan. The winds are scheduled to begin this afternoon and continue for the coming 24 hours. In preparation, SaskPower is lining up technicians and electricians across the communities of southern and central Saskatchewan to deal with potential broken poles, downed lines, fallen trees […]

New Flare Gas Project Launches Under SaskPower's Self-generation Program

October 10, 2017

A new power generation project by TERIC Power Ltd. is now contributing 750 kilowatts (kW) of electricity to Saskatchewan’s power grid as part of SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program. “Our flare gas program presents an opportunity to help oil and gas producers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through converting waste flare gas into electricity […]

SaskPower Launches Non-Residential Smart Meter Pilot

October 5, 2017

Today, SaskPower announced the launch of a pilot to test commercial and industrial smart meters as one part of its larger grid modernization program. “SaskPower has been providing power to our homes and businesses since the 1920s,” said SaskPower President and CEO Mike Marsh. “The methods and technologies of the past have served us well. […]

SaskPower’s Carbon Capture Innovation Once Again on World Stage

October 3, 2017

Saskatchewan’s leadership on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) will once again attract global attention this week as part of a three-day Global CCS Symposium hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina. The fourth annual event involves 150 representatives from 16 countries and will conclude Thursday with a full tour of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam […]

SaskPower Helps Customers Save at the Till on Select Energy-Efficient Home Products

October 2, 2017

SaskPower is once again making it easier for customers to improve energy efficiency in their homes. The Fall Retail Discount Program is on now until October 31. In addition to savings on select Energy-Star LED lights, controls, and fixtures, discounts will also be offered on a range of home products like smart power bars, smart […]

SaskPower Defers Tazi Twé Hydro Project

September 25, 2017

SaskPower is deferring development of the Tazi Twé hydroelectric project near Black Lake, Saskatchewan due to a decline in the projected demand for power in northern Saskatchewan. “We have decided not to proceed with construction until there is a viable business case for this project, which is largely dependent on economic activity in northern Saskatchewan,” […]

SaskPower Receives Gold Certification for Progressive Aboriginal Relations

September 8, 2017

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has certified SaskPower with Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Gold status, recognizing that SaskPower is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities. “Receiving this certification is a reflection of our commitment to a strong and collaborative relationship with Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal […]

Saskatchewan Breaks Summer Peak Power Use Record for Third Time in Two Months

August 29, 2017

The warm temperatures in Saskatchewan have pushed the province’s peak power use to a new high yesterday, at 4:26 p.m. At 3,470 megawatts (MW), the new peak beats the previous record of 3,419 set July 27 of this year and the peak of 3,360 MW set July 10. Previously, the summer peak of 3,331 MW […]

Chinook Power Station On Time and On Budget

August 17, 2017

Saskatchewan’s next natural gas-fired power plant is progressing, on time and on budget. The 350 megawatt (MW) Chinook Power Station is expected to come online in late 2019. “To put that in perspective, when this plant is operational, it will be able to generate enough power for a city the size of Saskatoon,” said SaskPower […]

SaskPower Requests Rate Increase

August 15, 2017

5% increase would take effect March 1, 2018 In order to continue to keep up with the challenge of growing electricity demand, environmental commitments and the need to invest in an aging electrical system, SaskPower has submitted an application for a rate increase of five per cent, effective March 1, 2018. If the increase is […]

SaskPower Reminding Customers to Protect Themselves from Fraud

August 4, 2017

SaskPower has become aware of another wave of fraudulent telephone calls currently circulating and reminds customers to report suspicious activity to their local police department if contacted by a scammer. Several small businesses have been targeted recently in the Regina area. The businesses were phoned by someone posing as a SaskPower employee who told the […]

SaskPower Releases Annual Report

July 19, 2017

Crown corporation declares $46 million operating income for 2016-17 SaskPower invested $886 million in the province’s electricity system over the past year, as it continues to meet the challenge of sustaining an aging power grid while meeting growing demand and environmental commitments. SaskPower’s 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly today, reporting […]

Saskatchewan Breaks Summer Peak Power Use Record

July 11, 2017

With near-record temperatures yesterday, the Saskatchewan power grid registered a peak power demand of 3,360 megawatts (MW), beating the previous summer record of 3,331 MW. The increase of 29 MW over the last peak represents the power use of approximately 29,000 homes. “As power demand continues to rise in our province, we’re seeing more and […]

SaskPower's 200 MW Wind Project Moves to RFP Phase of Competition

July 6, 2017

The competitive process for the next 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the competition. Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the Request for Qualification (RFQ) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase and have been invited to […]

Canada Celebrates National Electricity Month

June 21, 2017

June is National Electricity Month Every June, Canada celebrates National Electricity Month, shining a light on the crucial role that electricity plays in powering our work, our play, and our future. As a proud member of the Canadian Electricity Association, SaskPower is celebrating this month. Electricity has played and will continue to play a fundamental […]

SaskPower Celebrates Environment Week

June 5, 2017

Celebrate with SaskPower by picking up and planting a free seedling, available at select locations across Saskatchewan. Environment Week is June 5-11, 2017 and SaskPower is encouraging its customers to celebrate by picking up, and planting, a free Red Osier Dogwood seedling from select Saskatchewan locations, while quantities last. A list of locations can be […]

Customers Reminded of the Upcoming SaskPower Cash Counter Closures

May 29, 2017

Four cash counters will close on June 1. Customers in Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and North Battleford who regularly visit a SaskPower cash counter are encouraged to do their transactions online after May 31.These four offices will be closed as of June 1. The Prince Albert cash counter will remain open to serve northern communities. Customers […]

Geothermal Agreement Signed

May 16, 2017

SaskPower, DEEP Geothermal to explore project in southeast Saskatchewan SaskPower and DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. (DEEP) have signed a power purchase agreement that will allow further research into the potential for Saskatchewan’s first geothermal power project. “We’re proud to continue our work with DEEP to evaluate geothermal’s potential role in our power supply,” said […]

New tool helps customers understand their energy consumption

May 8, 2017

And could result in savings on their bills too! Today, SaskPower launched a new online energy efficiency assessment tool that helps residential customers understand their energy usage and provides recommendations on how they could become more energy efficient. The tool is free and can be found online at www.saskpower.com/homeaudit. Customers will be asked to enter […]

Staying safe around electricity

May 4, 2017

Protecting yourself and the ones you love With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, a busy construction season has begun and farmers will soon be returning to their fields to start seeding.  During this busy season, SaskPower wants to remind our customers to take the extra time to look up and live when working […]

Wood pole inspections underway

May 1, 2017

Work scheduled for Davidson, Regina, Strasbourg and Moosomin areas It takes a lot of work to keep SaskPower’s over 1.2 million power poles (that’s more poles than there are people in Saskatchewan) in good order, particularly with the extreme weather conditions the province faces each year. To keep customers and employees safe and help provide […]

Power Down for Earth Hour

March 24, 2017

Join SaskPower for an hour in the dark this Sat., March 25 to mark Earth Hour, taking place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is a lights-off event to raise awareness for climate change, started by the World Wide Fund for Nature. SaskPower has many energy-saving tips and programs to help customers save power […]

Next steps in SaskPower’s solar project now underway

February 15, 2017

The competitive process for Saskatchewan’s first 10 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar project is moving forward with the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the competition. “This solar power project is part of our government’s commitment to reach 50 per cent renewable energy capacity by 2030. As we move forward with this commitment, we will continue […]