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:
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.
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.