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
In the future, customers will use more power. In 2017-18, the power demand went up by 5.5%. And we’re expecting this to keep rising.
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’ll 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’ve submitted a Project Description to the federal regulator, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).
The CEAA's public feedback closed on June 2, 2019. They're now reviewing comments they got and our Project Description. From there, these details will help them decide if an environmental assessment’s needed for the new power station.
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.
As we continue, we'll make sure we include in our plans as much as possible, the communities:
- Indigenous knowledge
We’re also studying to see if the site can support more generation.
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
This project is regulated by both the federal and provincial governments. Each government has its own area of primary responsibility. We have submitted to the federal government already. We are also required to submit an environmental proposal for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. We plan to submit this in the Fall 2019.
Every power project we do, we follow our best-practice standards. This will help us protect the environment no matter which stage the project’s 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. We plan to select a partner in the 2020.
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)