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Vice-President, Distribution and Customer Services

Shawn Schmidt became Vice-President, Distribution and Customer Services in August 2018.

Mr. Schmidt has spent 15 years in the utility, mining and consulting industries. He joined SaskPower in 2001 in Customer Services Key Accounts. He then became Engineering Supervisor followed by Regional Manager in Distribution Operations. Mr. Schmidt also served as Director, Transmission Operations and Maintenance for eight years.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2018, he co-authored a paper for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Flashover Performance of Live-Line Tools in High Voltage Environments. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. 

Board and Volunteer Positions

  • Member, Customer Council, Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)
  • Member, Distribution Council, CEA
  • SaskPower representative, Transmission Distribution Maintenance Management Association
  • Volunteer, United Way

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