We’re planning to build a new natural gas plant in Moose Jaw Industrial Park. This new power station will:
- give us enough power for a city the size of Saskatoon
- be the same size as Chinook Power Station
- support renewable generation and coal retirements
Why we’re doing it
Building a natural gas power station will provide us with a steady power source that runs 24/7. It’ll also support renewable energy generation. This will help us get closer to our goal of reducing emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Our progress so far
We’ve been engaging communities about the location of this project since 2017. We've chosen Moose Jaw Industrial Park for the new power station.
We’re currently looking for a partner to build the new facility. As we do this, we'll continue to work with the City of Moose Jaw to form an agreement for services.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has reviewed our project at the federal level. They require no other assessments on the project. Our next step is to work through the provincial level process.
In June 2019, the federal government released new gas regulations. They state that all plants coming online after Jan. 1, 2021 need to be zero emissions by 2030 to avoid carbon taxes. These changes apply to this project, but it'll take us several months to review. We'll be looking at what this means to our supply plan and any impacts on the timing of this project.
Minimizing the impact to you
We held an open house in Moose Jaw on April 17. This was to meet with stakeholders to share information. We want to understand how this project might affect you and the landowners in the area. We continue to gather feedback on the project from local stakeholders and the community. We expect to issue a summary of what we’ve heard from the community this fall.
As we continue, we'll make sure we include in our plans as much as possible, the communities:
- Indigenous knowledge
While we’re building the power station, you may notice:
- more noise
- construction traffic
- extra lighting
- more people in Moose Jaw and the surrounding area
This will lower once the plant is in service.
Respecting the local environment
Both the federal and provincial governments regulate this project. Each government has its own area of responsibility. We've already submitted a review to the federal government. We must also submit a technical proposal to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. We're currently working on this.
Every power project we do, we follow our best-practice standards. This will help us protect the environment no matter which stage the project is in.
Benefits to local communities
We expect up to 500 workers on the site during peak construction times. Our most recent gas plant build resulted in $140 million of work for Saskatchewan businesses. We expect this project will have even more local involvement.
In May 2019, we started looking for a partner to design and build the power station. We need a partner with experience who can safely execute a project of this size.
Once our potential engineer, procure, construct (EPC) partners have been shortlisted, local contractors and suppliers will have the chance to meet them.
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For more information about this project:
Phone: 1-833-566-3435 (toll-free in Saskatchewan)