We’re bringing our employees together in fewer places at a new Regina Operations and Maintenance Complex. The facility will be built at the Global Transportation Hub in Regina.
Why We're Doing It
The Regina Operations and Maintenance Complex will let us bring together several divisions, including:
- Fleet Services
- Metering Services
- Technology and Security
- Distribution Operations
- Transmission Operations
- Safety Department
This new complex will replace current buildings that are nearing the end of their useful lives. If we stayed in our current buildings, they’d need a large investment to maintain.
Our Progress So Far
In July 2019, we selected Strategic Prairie Region Alliance (SPRA) as the lead architect. We’ve worked with them to complete the master planning. This helped us figure out which departments are moving to the Regina Operations and Maintenance Complex. It also allowed us to determine how many buildings are required.
Earthworks construction began in fall 2020. In December 2020, we began working with general contractors in the industry to raise awareness of the upcoming work and in January 2021, we began our procurement process to search for a firm to build the first phase of the facility.
In December 2021, construction on Phase One began. We expect it to be complete in early 2024. We'll run a separate competition for Phase Two of the project. This will consist of facilities for transmission, distribution and safety, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2025.
Minimizing the Impact to You
This project will not impact our service to our customers in any way. It will not result in any rate increases.
The first phase of construction will cost about $100 million. This is under our current approved capital program. The full cost of the complex is included in our capital budget.
Respecting the Local Environment
We'll design the complex to meet:
- the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)
- best practices in accessibility, and energy and environmental design
It’ll be more efficient to maintain this new complex compared to the older leased and owned properties.
Keeping You Informed
We’ll continue to post updates, including:
- milestones reached
- decisions made