SaskPower says wind power is still a major part of their plan to move toward 50% renewable energy by 2030.
Guy Bruce says the hope is to add another 1600 MegaWatts of wind power over the next 15 years.
Algonquin Power just had a proposal to build a 177 megawatt wind-power facility near Chaplin denied. It would have included 79 wind turbine generators, about 50 to 70 kilometers of access roads, 110 kilometers of trenched transmission lines.
The main concern was the impact such a development would have on migratory birds.
The government released new environmental siting guidelines for wind energy projects.
The guidelines provide clearly defined avoidance areas such as national and provincial parks, ecological reserves, important bird areas, and key rivers.
Bruce says 1 MW of wind power will produce power for around 130 homes.