Improving Power to Prince Albert Customers
September 21, 2018
$30 million project to rebuild 75-kilometre transmission line.
SaskPower is rebuilding a stretch of transmission line near Prince Albert in an effort to improve power reliability to the area. This line serves as a backup to the main transmission line feeding the city and surrounding areas.
“This line is made of decades-old wooden structures that have simply reached the end of their expected lifespan. By replacing them with steel ones, we will greatly improve reliability for our customers in the area,” said Kory Hayko, SaskPower Vice-President of Transmission and Industrial Services. “For example, if a storm impacts the main line and causes an outage, we will know we can rely on this line to reroute power and get the lights back on as quickly and safely as possible.”
The transmission line is 75 kilometres long and runs southeast from Prince Albert to near the community of Beatty. The project will cost an estimated $30 million. The line could be in service as early as the spring of 2020. As with all major transmission lines SaskPower builds, all of the proper permitting is in place to ensure impacts on the environment as a result of our work are minimized.
SaskPower invests approximately $1 billion every year to modernize our infrastructure and grow our generation capacity to meet increasing customer demand.
For more information on this and other projects SaskPower has on the go, head to saskpower.com.
At a glance...
- SaskPower is rebuilding a 75-kilometre transmission line from Prince Albert to Beatty
- The project will improve power reliability to customers in Prince Albert and surrounding areas
- The $30 million project could be completed as early as 2020
- Visit saskpower.com for information