BD3 Status Update: November 2017

This past month, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station captured 55,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide for a total of 1,806,585 tonnes since CCS facility operations began. This total is down from October due to a mechanical issue that occurred at the power plant on Nov. 22. The plant was […]

Mythbusted: Holiday Inflatables Won't Add Much to My Bill

Myth: Leaving my holiday inflatables on all the time isn’t a big deal because they don’t use much power. Busted: You probably know that person on your street, or maybe it’s you, who likes to put up those big, inflatable holiday decorations. Often they are giant spiders or snowmen, witches or reindeer. They vary in […]

Ground Shifting Update

SaskPower crews have been hard at work inspecting and repairing services damaged by ground shifting this summer. As winter hits, repair work will continue and customers with damaged services will experience a power outage in order to help crews carry out this work safely. While our crews are making every effort to ensure only homes […]

Rudolph to use new LED nose this Christmas

NORTH POLE — Rudolph’s red nose just got a lot brighter this year. In an effort to save money on his electricity bill, Santa Claus has announced that Rudolph will debut a new LED light bulb nose this holiday season. “This has been a long time coming” said Claus, “Rudolph’s new nose will burn brighter […]


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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