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Vice-President, Distribution and Customer Services

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

Mr. Schmidt has spent 35 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 & 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, Electricity Canada (formerly Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Member, Distribution Council, Electricity Canada
  • Member, Executive Operations Board Committee, Western Energy Institute
  • SaskPower representative, Transmission Distribution Maintenance Management Association

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