SaskPower is changing how we generate power to better protect the environment and meet changing regulatory requirements.
Right now, conventional coal makes up 31% of our generation capacity in Saskatchewan. However, Federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions have changed. This means we need to change the way we generate power.
We’re working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, and considering ways to further reduce emissions by 2050.
To get there, we need more renewable and lower-emitting generation in our power system. That’s why we’re looking at more generation options that will work with regulatory requirements.
Why Reducing Emissions Matters
Emissions, including those from the generation of electricity, can have important impacts to:
- natural resources
Greenhouse gases can last hundreds of years in the atmosphere. This is why it’s important for us to do what we can now. You can help by being efficient at home. By using less power not only can you save money, but also help protect the environment.
Emissions Are Starting to Decline
In 2019, our emissions went down compared to 2018. Going forward, the forecast maintains a downward trend. To meet the growing need for power, we will continue to rely on all our generation options:
- natural gas