solar facility

We’ve selected Iyuhána Solar LP, a partnership between Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure and Ocean Man First Nation, to build the province’s largest-ever solar facility in the Estevan area. Once complete, the facility will produce 100 megawatts (MW) of emissions-free power, or equal to what's needed to power an average of 25,000 homes.

Why Solar?

Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% from our 2005 levels by 2030. This means we need to add more non-emitting power sources. Solar power is an important part of this plan.

Learn more about solar power and how it works.

Our Progress So Far

We’ve chosen Iyuhána (pronounced Ee-you-ha-nah) Solar LP, as the independent power producer (IPP). They’ll build, own, maintain and operate the 100 MW solar facility. It will be built on SaskPower land about 7 kilometres southwest of Boundary Dam Power Station.  

We expect the solar facility to be operational by December 2026.

To connect to the power grid, we’re building a new 230-kilovolt power line. The line will be about 5 kilometres long. Potentially impacted landowners will be contacted for feedback when route alternatives are developed.

Iyuhána Solar Facility will be the first power generation project to connect to the new Tableland Switching Station we’re building further southwest of Estevan.

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:

  • waterbodies
  • 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.

Project Benefits

The Iyuhána Solar Energy Facility project includes 10% Indigenous ownership through the partnership with the Ocean Man First Nation. This is part of our commitment to economic reconciliation. And it provides more opportunity for Indigenous participation in generating power for our province.

Going forward, all future IPP partnerships to include at least 10% Indigenous ownership. 

The Iyuhána Solar project is part of our plan to add up to 3,000 MW of wind and solar by 2035. This will help us meet future supply needs and reduce our GHG emissions. Learn more about our future supply planning.

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