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
Transmission project timeline prepare stage 

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.

We’re in the process of buying the land from the City of Moose Jaw. We're also finalizing the approvals for an agreement for services.

We went through a competitive process to find potential build partners. Through this, we've narrowed our list to:

  • Burns & McDonnell Canada Ltd. 
  • Kiewit Construction Services ULC  

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has reviewed our project at the federal level. No other federal assessments on the project are needed. We’ve now submitted a technical proposal to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.

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.

We’re currently developing our project schedule. But here’s our current plan:

Select Build Partner - Late 2020
Break ground - Early 2021
Plant In-Service - Late 2024

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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
  • environment
  • 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.

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. 

We're committed to providing opportunity to local and Indigenous suppliers, subcontractors and labour.

Learn more about how you can do business with us.

Keeping you informed

Get familiar with the project by signing up for email updates. You’ll stay informed on:
  • the project status
  • project effects and benefits
  • historical details

For more information about this project:

Email: publicconsultation@saskpower.com

Phone: 1-833-566-3435 (toll-free in Saskatchewan)

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