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5 Questions with Darren Foster on SaskPower’s 2018 Rate Application

  Why is SaskPower proposing to increase electricity rates by 5% on March 1, 2018? We’re focused on maintaining reliable service for our customers while keeping up with the growing demand for electricity. We continue to set records for the total amount of power needed by customers at one time, and we expect this increased […]

BD3 Status Update: July 2017

The previously communicated planned outage at the carbon capture facility is continuing. Additional work included replacing packing in the stripper tower and work to repair vibration issues on the CO2 compressor. The capture facility will be brought back online and resume normal operations once work is complete. Other work completed during the outage included upgraded measurement […]

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Ground Shifting — Inspection is done, now what?

To date, our crews have inspected thousands of electrical services for problems due to ground shifting. In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to move through neighbourhoods in Regina, Moose Jaw, Shaunavon, Rosetown and Kindersley. Here’s what to expect if we’re inspecting homes in your neighbourhood, or you’ve asked us to visit. What happens after I […]

Ground Shifting Inspections Continue

UPDATE – AUG. 1, 5:15 pm: If you contacted us to have your meter inspected for potential ground shifting, we’re trying to have someone there within 72 hours. The additional staff from other areas of the province and independent contractors are helping us to better meet this goal. —– UPDATE – AUG. 1, 11:30 am: To date, our crews […]

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Crews Inspecting for Ground Shifting

UPDATE: Our crews will continue to inspect hundreds of homes over the weekend and into next week, primarily in the Uplands, Glencairn and Normanview areas of Regina. We’ll knock on doors before inspections, or leave information about the inspection if no one is home. If we are inspecting your home, you will experience an outage […]

BD3 Status Update: June 2017

As previously communicated, there was a planned outage during the entire month of June to address regularly scheduled maintenance at the Boundary Dam 3 power unit as well as the carbon capture facility. The work included cleaning and inspecting the carbon capture facility and applying a number of new technical and mechanical fixes that will […]

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Four Hours in a Wheelchair Builds Perspective for Life

At SaskPower, we’re striving to make our workforce as diverse as the customers we serve. There are many reasons for this, including the creativity it brings to our teams, and the respectful environment it helps us create. As part of this ongoing effort, four members of SaskPower’s Executive and one director recently swapped out their […]

BD3 Status Update: May 2017

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was online for 91% of the month of May. The capture plant experienced two short outages during the month, and was brought down in preparation for the June shutdown on May 29. The facility captured more than 66,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, contributing […]

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5 Questions with Debbie Nielsen on SaskPower’s Environmental Strategy

Protecting the environment is just as important to us as powering the province. We sat down with Debbie Nielsen, Environment Director at SaskPower, to learn more about the company’s Environmental Strategy and what we’re doing to minimize impacts to land, water and wildlife. Would you say that our Environmental Strategy is helping SaskPower to get […]

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 […]

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