Investing in Saskatchewan in 2016: A Year in Review

January 09, 2017

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We're working hard to renew and grow our province's electrical system. In 2016, we made significant investments across multiple areas throughout Saskatchewan to meet growth and improve power reliability.

Melfort and Hudson Bay area

  • Area covered: Melfort, Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Weldon, Naicam, Pathlow and surrounding areas.
  • $3.5 million invested.
  • 66 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of November.
  • Work includes: relocating and upgrading overhead power lines out of farmer's fields, upgrading or replacing electrical devices that assist our field technicians in troubleshooting and locating problems in our system, upgrading or replacing electrical devices that protect the system's power lines, and trimming trees near power lines.

North Battleford and Lloydminster area

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  • Area covered: North Battleford, Lloydminster, Onion Lake, Paradise Hill, St. Walburg, Turtle Lake, Glaslyn, Biggar, Kerrobert, Unity, and Macklin and surrounding areas.
  • $110 million invested.
  • 300 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of September.
  • Work includes: building new stations that deliver power to customers around Rutland, Edam, Superb and Golden Lake and system maintenance, which includes inspecting and repairing wood poles and upgrading or replacing electrical devices that protect the system's power lines.

Prince Albert area

  • Area covered: Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Rosthern, Candle Lake, and surrounding rural areas.
  • $4.1 million invested.
  • 262 new connection or reconstruction requests in 2016.
  • Work includes: relocating and upgrading overhead power lines out of the middle of farmers' fields and remediating power structures located in water-logged areas.

Saskatoon area

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  • Area covered: Saskatoon and surrounding areas of Colonsay, Allan, Clavet, Aberdeen, Dalmeny, Martensville, Warman, Osler, Vanscoy and Delisle.
  • $225 million invested.
  • 1,300 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of October.
  • Work includes: maintenance work including rejuvenating or replacing underground power lines and work on major projects such as the Saskatoon Area Reinforcement project.

Swift Current area

  • Area covered: Swift Current, Assiniboia, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and surrounding areas.
  • $15 million has been invested in maintenance work and $965 million worth of major projects are in the works.
  • 1,100 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of October.
  • Work includes: maintenance work, construction on five major projects is scheduled to begin throughout 2017 (including the $680 million Chinook Power Station) and work done to transmission and high voltage connection lines.

Weyburn and Bromhead area

  • Area covered: Weyburn, Midale, Bromhead, Torquay, Radville and surrounding areas.
  • $20 million invested.
  • 370 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of October.
  • Work includes: building new station and high voltage (138 kV) transmission line to improve power delivery to customers around Halbrite, Radville, Torquay and Bromhead and system maintenance work, which includes replacing station equipment and transformers that deliver power to customers and upgrading rural power lines.
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Wynyard and Wadena area

  • Area covered: Wynyard, Wadena, Foam Lake, Dafoe, Fosston, Rose Valley, Marean Lake, Greenwater Lake, Hendon, Kelvington, Kylemore, Kuroki, Margo, Paswegan, Clair and surrounding rural area.
  • $13 million invested.
  • 30 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the beginning of November.
  • Work includes: expanding the Bankend station and maintenance work including replacing/reinforcing aging wood poles.

Yorkton, Melville and Canora area

  • Area covered: Yorkton, Melville, Canora, Waldrun, Churchbridge, Killaly, Theodore, Good Spirit Provincial Park and surrounding areas.
  • $8 million invested.
  • 137 new connection or reconstruction requests as of the end of November.
  • Work includes: increasing the Canora substation capacity and system maintenance work including remediating power structures located in water-logged areas.

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