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We’re Replacing Streetlights on Moose Jaw’s Main Street

Over the next several weeks, SaskPower crews will be replacing 40 streetlights on Main Street in downtown Moose Jaw. Preliminary work begins on April 16. Unusually cold spring temperatures could result in a slight delay if we encounter significant ground frost. If the schedule changes, we will post an update on Twitter. Crews will be […]

BD3 Status Update: March 2018

In March, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station reached a significant milestone surpassing two million tonnes of carbon dioxide captured since startup in October 2014. The facility was available 99.7 per cent of the time with a minor electrical fault causing a short, two-hour outage. The CCS facility captured […]

5 Questions with Kathy McCrum on Employee Engagement

SaskPower was recently named a top employer in Saskatchewan, as well as a top diversity employer and a top employer for young people in Canada. We sat down with Kathy McCrum, our Vice-President of Human Resources and Safety, to learn more about what contributed to these award wins and what the recruitment landscape looks like […]

BD3 Status Update: February 2018

In February, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was available 100 per cent of the time. It captured 70,679 tonnes of carbon dioxide which represents 78 per cent of its maximum capacity, and required no maintenance outages throughout the month. The CCS facility continued to benefit from upgrades that […]

5 Questions with Tanys McWatters on Blockchain

We sat down with Tanys McWatters, Manager, Digital Services, to learn more about how SaskPower could use this technology. What is Blockchain? You may have heard of Bitcoin – blockchain is the technology behind it. You can use blockchain to transact nearly anything, such as: • money • information • data • services • goods […]

Mythbusted: Electric Fireplaces Are Inexpensive to Operate

Myth: With some priced at just $200-$300, electric fireplaces are a cheap way to stay warm in the winter. Busted: Who doesn’t like snuggling up by a warm fire on a chilly winter’s day? Sales of electric fireplaces have been hot in recent years (see what we did there?). For those of us living in […]

5 Questions with Cheryl Robertson on SaskPower's Smart Meter Pilot

We sat down with Cheryl Robertson, Director of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), to get an update on how SaskPower’s smart meter pilot is going since it was announced in October 2017. What was the pilot about? Learning from 2014, we selected a meter that went above and beyond industry standards. We did this through our […]

BD3 Status Update: January 2018

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was online and available 100 per cent in January. In total, the facility captured 81,008 tonnes of carbon dioxide – approximately 81 per cent of its maximum capacity. No maintenance outages were required, but a temporary decrease in production at the power station […]

5 Questions with Andrea Boutin on ENERGY STAR

We had a chance to sit down with Andrea Boutin, Senior Engineer – Customer Programs to learn how looking for the Energy Star logo can save you money. What’s the first thing you should do when making a purchase? First thing – look for the ENERGY STAR logo. If you don’t see it – ask […]

BD3 Status Update: December 2017

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station experienced lower than expected production in December due to extended maintenance at the power plant. Once the power plant returned to service on Dec. 15, the CCS facility came back online shortly there after and captured an average of 2,506 tonnes of carbon […]

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