We’re in a multi-year planning phase for the development of nuclear power from small modular reactors (SMRs) in Saskatchewan. If we want SMRs to be an option in the mid-2030s, we need to plan now.

To help, we’ve applied for federal funding to cover some of the costs of this planning.

Our Progress So Far

In 2019, we began evaluating the feasibility of SMRs in Saskatchewan. And with that, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Alberta signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU allows us to work alongside other provinces as we strive to achieve net-zero emissions as soon as possible. Nuclear power from SMRs could ensure reliable power, available 24/7 for Saskatchewan.

And as part of this feasibility stage, we’ve:

The planning phase is underway. So far, we’ve:

The information we gather during the planning phase, will help us make future decisions. This includes whether to build nuclear power in Saskatchewan. A decision on whether or not to build an SMR won’t be made until 2029.

Next Steps

We expect the planning phase to take about 8 years. There are several things we need to do during this planning work, including:

  • Ongoing Indigenous, stakeholder, customer and public engagement
  • Environmental, social, economic and Indigenous impact assessments as required by federal and provincial regulators
  • Assessing the study areas to determine which location could be the best fit to host a potential nuclear facility
  • Securing 3 different licences from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
    • a Licence to Prepare the Site
    • a Licence to Construct an SMR
    • a Licence to Operate an SMR

Check out our project schedule:


Learn more about what we’ve heard so far from communities around Saskatchewan.

We’d also love to hear your thoughts and questions about nuclear in Saskatchewan. You can join the conversation online any time.

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