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Island Falls Concrete Rehabilitation

Working within the community of Sandy Bay to extend the life of our Island Falls Hydroelectric Station has resulted in engaging and strengthening relationships with residents. Built in 1929, the Island Falls Hydroelectric Station near Sandy Bay requires concrete rehabilitation work to maintain the life of the station. Hiring local Allan Construction, our support contractor […]

5 Questions with Darcy Kozoriz on Wrapping up the Rink Self-Generation Project

What is the Rink Self-Generation project? This was a pilot project that involved supplying, installing and maintaining wind turbines in four Saskatchewan communities – Central Butte, Eatonia, Shaunavon and Strasbourg. We wanted to explore potential options for future self- generation and to get a better idea of how smaller-scale, self-generated wind power projects would work […]

BD3 Status Update: October 2017

This past month, the carbon capture and storage facility at Boundary Dam Power Station performed efficiently. At 85,375 tonnes captured, this is  the highest performing month since the process came online in October 2014. Those captured emissions are the equivalent taking approximately 21,300 vehicles off Saskatchewan roads. Since operations began, the process has captured and […]

5 Questions with Ryan Blair on Fall Streetlight Maintenance

I’ve noticed a lot of streetlights out in my area this fall. Why? This time of year as the days get shorter, it’s definitely more noticeable when streetlights are out in your neighbourhood. This year has been especially challenging for us. It’s a busy time of year normally, as we are coming out of a […]

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BD3 Status Update: September 2017

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station resumed commercial operations on September 2. Since that time, the CCS facility has been operating continually with an availability of 94 per cent for the month of September. In that time, the facility captured 71,878 tonnes of carbon dioxide for a total of 1,668,878 […]

A Word from SaskPower on Smart Grid Plans

We recently shared the news that we’re starting a small non-residential smart meter pilot with two of our largest commercial and industrial customers. To learn more, we sat down with Brian Ketcheson, Vice-President of Distribution and Customer Services. Why do we need smart meters? A smart grid is critical to the future of Saskatchewan. Our […]

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5 Questions with Ryan Blair on Power Outages in Regina this Summer

If you live in Regina, it might’ve seemed like the summer of 2017 brought on more power outages than you’re used to having. We sat down with Ryan Blair, Operating Manager in the Regina Area, to get to the bottom of the story. What was causing the outages in Regina? The vast majority of outages […]

5 Questions with Oliver Larocque about Underground Cable Injection

Forty per cent of your monthly power bill is put toward maintenance and repairs to our aging electrical system. While you can’t see them, there are cables underground that provide electrical services. But many of them are reaching the end of their lifespan and are failing more often, causing unplanned outages. We’re on the case […]

BD3 Status Update: August 2017

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was offline for the month of August. This was due to an extension of the previously communicated planned outage at the carbon capture facility. The extra time was required to complete the installation of new coolers on the CO2 compressor used on site.  […]

5 Questions with Wayne Rude on SaskPower’s PAR Gold Certification

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business recently recognized SaskPower’s commitment to Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal businesses and communities by certifying SaskPower with Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) “Gold” status.  We sat down with SaskPower’s Aboriginal Relations Director, Wayne Rude, to learn more about what it means. What is this award about? This is the only certification program of […]

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