We’re building a utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in Regina. It will be the first of its kind in the province. The system will be capable of powering 20 megawatts (MW) of load for up to 1 hour. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Why We're Doing It
This project will help us understand the potential for battery energy storage in Saskatchewan. It'll help us transition to a future of:
- reduced emissions
- more renewable generation
- distributed resources
The technology will allow us to store energy from intermittent resources, like wind and solar, and deliver power to the power grid when needed.
Our Progress So Far
In Fall of 2020, we engaged with neighbouring communities to discuss the proposed BESS plans. We’re now moving to the next phase of the project including project design and procurement. Other milestones include:
- Infrastructure Canada conditional funding received: early 2021
- Procure technology: mid 2021
- Construction: late 2021
- Energization: end of 2022
Minimizing the Impact
We plan to locate the facility on land we already own at our Fleet Street switching station located in northeast Regina. As we develop the project, we’ll consider all applicable safety codes and standards to ensure the safety of our employees and the public are maintained.
Respecting the Local Environment
The technology supports our goal to reduce emissions and will be designed to withstand Saskatchewan’s toughest weather conditions. As part of our planning process, we proactively worked with key stakeholders to understand any environmental risks or effects that needed further consideration and emergency services to support the facility.
Keeping You Informed
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