Renewables Roadmap

 
Prairie solar and wind farms.

We're committed to managing emissions as we rebuild the electricity system to meet the needs of our growing province. We've set a target of 50% of generation capacity from renewables by 2030. To achieve this goal, we will double the percentage of renewables in our supply mix in just 15 years.

Meeting this target will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – about 40% below 2005 levels. It will also provide opportunities for private sector power producers.

We’ll add 60 megawatts (MW) of utility scale solar generation by 2021.

"The launch of Saskatchewan’s utility-scale solar electricity generation procurement marks another major milestone for renewable energy in Canada. Saskatchewan’s world-class solar energy resource combined with significant cost declines in recent years make solar energy a more cost-effective option for the province than ever before. The time is right for Saskatchewan to begin to explore the role that solar energy will play in the province’s future supply-mix."

- John Gorman, President & CEO, Canadian Solar Industries Association

Our Plans for Solar

As part of our plans to power a sustainable future, we’ve developed a phased approach to adding utility scale solar projects to our provincial grid.
This involves a combination of:

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    • 2 x 10 MW projects through procurement to private sector power developers
    • 2 x 10 MW in partnership with First Nations Power Authority
    • 20 MW through community driven projects. Consultation with interested developers will begin this fall. Updates on that process will be posted here.

Our Goal for Wind Power

Our goal is to have 30% wind power capacity by 2030.

Timeline for Procurement

As we plan the procurement process, we’re reviewing our policies for soliciting projects from independent power producers to make sure our processes follow best practice and fairness standards and meet the needs of power producers and other stakeholders involved. We’ll post more details as we develop our plans.

Generation Option Timeline Description
Solar Request for Qualification (RFQ):
Current Supply Opportunities
  • Qualify all potential developers
Request for Proposals (RFP):
Q1 2017
  • Expected size: 10 MW
Wind Request for Qualification (RFQ):
Current Supply Opportunities
  • Qualify all potential developers
Request for Proposals (RFP):
Q2 2017
  • Expected size:
    Up to 200 MW

We’re also looking at the potential for hydro projects, hydro imports from other provinces, as well as the potential for biomass and geothermal power projects. We are committed to meeting our environmental responsibilities, while ensuring Saskatchewan families and businesses have a reliable, cost-effective supply of electricity.

Saskatchewan Renewable IPP and Supplier Information Session Presentations

On November 17, 2016, utility-scale independent power producers (IPP) and suppliers met in Saskatoon to learn more about SaskPower's future plans for renewable power, related opportunities and project requirements.

How You Can Participate

To learn more about how to do business with us, please visit our Suppliers page.

If you’re interested in receiving updates or you'd like to talk to us about our plans for renewable power projects, please email us by filling out the form on our Contact Us page.

Learn more about our plan to have up to 50% renewable power by 2030.

Solar Potential in Saskatchewan

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