We’re reinforcing and expanding the power grid for the Regina City Central Business District. This includes:
- Inspecting our underground systems
- Installing and maintaining duct banks
- Replacing aging overhead lines
- Installing and replacing underground equipment and cables
- Decommissioning old facilities
- Underground exploration for engineering design work
Why we’re doing it
This work will help ensure that customers in Regina’s Central Business District have the power they need and will help us find and fix power outages faster in the future reducing outage times.
Our progress so far
Since the Urban Core Infrastructure Improvements Program in Regina City began in 2012, we’ve invested $28 million. To date, we’ve worked on duct banks, substations, padmount switch upgrades and technology upgrades.
Activities for 2018 will run from April to December.
Minimizing the impact to you
Some of this work will cause temporary inconveniences like road restrictions, noise, heavy construction traffic and power outages. Our crews and contractors will do their best to inform customers and the public about the impacts of the work ahead of time. To help keep disruptions to a minimum, certain types of work will be scheduled for evenings, weekends and holidays when possible.
Respecting the local environment
SaskPower crews and contractors will follow all regulations for the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials. No impact to the local environment is expected.
Benefits to your community
Doing this work will allow us to continue to provide reliable power to our customers in Regina.
The estimate cost of this program in 2018 is $9 million.
Keeping you informed
For more information about SaskPower’s Urban Core Infrastructure Improvements Program in the City of Regina: