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Weighing the Environmental Impact of Power Projects

Bringing power to everyone in Saskatchewan means that SaskPower has multiple projects on the go at any given time.  In 2016 alone, we screened more than 4,500 projects! And whether it’s routing a new transmission line, building a substation or simply installing a piece of equipment, we do all we can to avoid, and when […]

Collaboration the Key to Vegetation Management Under Power Lines

Saskatchewan is home to many tall, beautiful trees. In fact, we’ve grown and cultivated more than 10 million of them ourselves at our Shand Greenhouse. Unfortunately, we have to trim or remove tall trees that grow too close to our power lines and other electrical equipment. Trees in Saskatchewan cause about 10% of outages per […]

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5 Questions with Megan Patterson About SaskPower’s New Online Energy Assessment

When it comes to saving money at home or in your business, it’s much easier when you can see the big picture. That’s why we’re launching a new tool—The Online Energy Assessment—to help you understand just how much power and natural gas you’re using. We sat down with Megan Patterson, Program Consultant at SaskPower, to […]

BD3 Status Update: April 2017

The Carbon Capture and Storage facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was online for 97% of the month of April, going offline for less than a day to address ash buildup in the power plant’s boiler. The facility captured 56,809 tonnes of carbon dioxide, contributing to the 1,530,368 tonnes captured since inception. In mid-April, SaskPower […]

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5 Questions with Chris Briltz on the New SaskPower App

We know that you’re busy and need access to your account info anytime, anywhere. We’re happy to offer our new app so you can do just that. We sat down with Chris Briltz, Director of Customer Experience, Planning and Research at SaskPower, to talk about the app and how it can help you. What can […]

5 Questions with Ming Qian on our 2017 Wood Pole Maintenance Program

At 1.2 million and counting, there are more power poles in Saskatchewan than people. Because most poles are made of wood and were installed in the 1950s, we’re kept on our toes continually repairing and replacing the poles all around the province. To tackle this huge job, we’ve created the Distribution Wood Pole Maintenance Program […]

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Top 5 Ways You Can Help our Meter Readers Stay Safe in Your Yard

Meter readers aren’t just an important part of our business, their work helps to make sure your bills are accurate. Their jobs can be tough – bad weather, barking dogs and obstacles in the yard are all things that meter readers face every day. Someone from SaskPower reads your meter once every three months if […]

Top 5 Ways to Stay Safe When Working in Your Yard This Spring

We’re not going to jinx things by saying that a certain season may have sprung (we know better in Saskatchewan), but we do think that it’s probably a good time for a little refresher on yard safety. Most people don’t think of their own yards as dangerous, but that’s exactly why the risk of harm […]

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BD3 Status Update: March 2017

In March, the CCS facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was online 100 per cent of the time and captured 56,421 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Since inception, this facility has captured almost 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to the gas emissions of over 350,000 vehicles or over 300,000 Canadian coast to […]

5 Questions with Shawn Machmer about the Spring Retail Discount Program

Looking for ways to save on your bill and help the environment? Take part in the savings offered through our Retail Discount Program and you can do just that. We caught up with Shawn Machmer, Program Consultant, to learn more about how to take advantage of our money-saving offers this spring.   How does the […]

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