We’re upgrading a power line that serves the Air Ronge, Lac La Ronge I.R. and La Ronge areas.
The new line will be about 73 kilometres long. It’ll run alongside Highway 2 from Air Ronge south to the junction with Tracey Road.
Why We're Doing It
The current power line is near the end of its life. Rebuilding it will help ensure reliable power for those in the area for years to come. And upgrading the line’s capacity from 72 kilovolts (kV) to 138 kV will support future power demand.
Part of the line from the junction of Highway 2 and Tracey Road south to the Timber Cove Substation was previously rebuilt and upgraded. This project will complete the upgrade for the rest of the line.
Our Progress So Far
We’re in the early stages. We’ve done some initial assessment and have developed a potential line route. This will need a new or off-set right-of-way.
Stakeholder and rightsholder participation is important to us as we search for the best route for the new power line. We’ve started reaching out to communities, rightsholders and stakeholders in the area for feedback.
We’ll be taking feedback on:
- Power line route options.
- General knowledge of the area, including environmental and heritage resources.
- Concerns about the project, and how we can reduce impacts.
If you have questions, concerns or feedback, contact us at:
- PublicEngagement@saskpower.com or call us at 1-833-223-3370
- IndigenousRelations@saskpower.com or call us at 306-953-7645
The project is expected to be completed in early 2027.
Respecting the Local Environment
What we do today impacts our future. We’re always working hard to reduce our impact and protect the environment.
As we plan projects, we use tools like databases, satellite imagery and field surveys to understand the environment we are working in.
As projects move forward, we’ll make sure environmental protection standards are in place to reduce our impact on features like:
- Sensitive lands
- Wildlife and their habitats
- Heritage resources
We also work with the Ministry of Environment and other regulatory agencies to ensure we meet all environmental requirements.
When complete, this investment will improve power reliability for homes and businesses. It’ll also support future power demand in the area.