We’re building a transmission line from the Pasqua Switching Station east of Moose Jaw to the Swift Current Switching Station, west of Swift Current. This line will hook up to the new Chinook Power Station.
Why we're doing it
Once Chinook Power Station is live, we’ll need a way to deliver this power to our customers. This transmission line will help us do just that. It’ll also allow us to support future growth in the province while exporting power to Alberta.
Our progress so far
This project's been in the works since 2012. Since then we've:
- Consulted with the public;
- Worked with landowners on proposed routes;
- Upgraded the switching stations to accept the new lines coming from Chinook; and
- Begun clearing the right-of-way and delivering materials to our material yards along the route.
Right now - we're beginning the power line construction. The new line will powered up by fall 2019.
Minimizing the impact to youNothing comes before safety. That’s why we’re doing our best to lower the impact to you.
Later in the project, there are five places where we’ll need to string power lines across the highway. Traffic will be stopped for a few minutes at a time on those days. We’ll let you know closer to these dates, so you can make changes to your travel plans if needed.
We’re expecting construction along Highway 1 and Highway 2 to last from June 2018 and March 2019.
Respecting the local environment
We follow an environmental plan and monitor our work in the field. This allows us to closely manage and reduce our environmental impact.
Our goal is to leave everything the way we found it. That may mean after construction we may need to repair:
Benefits to your community
This project will increase service reliability to customers in the area. Because the current line is near end of life, it needed an upgrade to support the load increase.
With 200,000 hours of work to construct, this project will also support economic development in Saskatchewan.
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