We’re planning to build a new natural gas plant in Moose Jaw's Industrial Park. This new power station will:
- give us enough power for a city the size of Saskatoon
- be the same size as Chinook Power Station
- support renewable generation and coal retirements
Why we’re doing it
Building a natural gas power station will provide us with a steady power source that runs 24/7. It’ll also support renewable energy generation. This will help us get closer to our goal of reducing emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Our progress so far
We’ve decided to move forward with the natural gas power station in Moose Jaw!
We’ve been engaging communities about the location of this project since 2017. We've chosen Moose Jaw Industrial Park for the new power station.
Right now, we're narrowing the list of our potential partners for this project. As we do this, we'll continue to work with the City of Moose Jaw to form an agreement for services.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has reviewed our project at the federal level. No other federal assessments on the project are needed. Our next step is to work through the provincial environmental process.
In June 2019, the federal government released new gas regulations. They state that all plants coming online after Jan. 1, 2021 need to be zero emissions by 2030 to avoid carbon taxes.
This facility will be subject to new gas federal regulations released in June 2019. Based on our studies, building this power station's still the most economic choice. That’s because it'll help provide reliable power to the people of Saskatchewan.
Minimizing the impact to you
Between April to October 2019, we hosted small group discussions and an open house. We continued conversations via phone calls, emails and surveys. We compiled what we heard into 11 themes. Common topics included:
- traffic and roads
- proximity to residences
- noise and air emissions
- local and Indigenous participation
Check out the feedback report, here.
Power Line Update
As we build the new power station, we’ll need to connect it to the grid with a new power line.
We started talking with people in April. We’re continuing conversations with landowners in the study area to gather feedback on the route options for the power line.
Respecting the local environment
Both the federal and provincial governments regulate this project. Each government has its own area of responsibility. We've already submitted a review to the federal government. We must also submit a technical proposal to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. We're currently working on this.
Every power project we do, we follow our best-practice standards. This will help us protect the environment no matter which stage the project is in.
Benefits to local communities
We expect up to 500 workers on the site during peak construction times. Our most recent gas plant build resulted in $140 million of work for Saskatchewan businesses. We expect this project will have even more local involvement.
In May 2019, we started looking for a partner to design and build the power station. We need a partner with experience who can safely execute a project of this size.
Once our potential engineer, procure, construct (EPC) partners have been shortlisted, local contractors and suppliers will have the chance to meet them.
Right now, we're narrowing the list of our potential partners for this project. The partner chosen will help us build the new power station in 2024. We continue to work with the City of Moose Jaw to form a services agreement to support the facility.
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For more information about this project:
Phone: 1-833-566-3435 (toll-free in Saskatchewan)