We’re on track to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. And now we're working on how to make even deeper cuts to GHG emissions – like achieving net zero by 2050. And there’s a wide range of options to get us there. Some of these options provide baseload power that can be counted on 24-7. Other sources produce intermittent power that's not always available. Some create GHG emissions, while others result in zero emissions. The cost to build and operate each option can vary widely.
Not one option can meet all our province’s needs. And not all options are workable in Saskatchewan because of:
- Our unique mix of hot summers and cold winters
- Our relatively small and dispersed population
- Our limited connections to other provincial power systems
That's why we need a mix of power generation options. That way we can continue to provide power that is:
- Cost effective
We also need to make sure our supply options can go hand in hand with upgrades to the province’s power grid.
Learn more about the potential future supply options as we plan for 2050 here: