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We’re rebuilding 74 kilometres (km) of an existing power line that connects the Tisdale Switching Station with the Prairie River Substation. This $37 million investment will help extend the life of the power line, while providing reliable power to you.

Transmission project timeline plan stage

Why We're Doing It

The power line has reached the end of its useful life. Rebuilding it will ensure reliable power for customers in the area for years to come.

Our Progress So Far

Our plan is to complete this project in sections:

  • Section 1: approximately 24 kilometres (see project map for details)
    • For this section of the project, we’ll rebuild the new power line adjacent to the existing transmission line.
    • Once built and energized, we’ll salvage the old line.
    • Construction is expected to be completed by the spring of 2023.
  • Section 2: approximately 35 kilometres
    • Details for this section are still in development.
    • Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2023 and be finished in 2024.
  • Section 3: approximately 15 kilometres (see project map for details)
    • For this section of the project, we’ll rebuild the new power line adjacent to the existing transmission line.
    • Once built and energized, we’ll salvage the old line.
    • Construction is expected to be completed by the spring of 2023.

What's Next

We’ll be contacting landowners with property adjacent to the existing power line in Sections 1 and 3 to secure easements. That’s an agreement between SaskPower and the landowner for a right-of-way.

The right-of-way is needed to ensure safe access for the construction, operation and maintenance of the transmission line. It’s important to ensure proper clearance is maintained around our power lines.

Minimizing the Impact to You

To avoid power disruptions, work will be completed while keeping service on. Once construction is complete, a few short planned outages will be needed when we switch over from the old line to the new line.

Respecting the Local Environment

We recognize that what we do today impacts our future. During every phase of projects that involve the construction, operation and/or maintenance of power lines, we follow our Environmental Beneficial Management Practices. And as with any project, we work hard to reduce our impact and protect the environment.

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