SaskPower says it’s making progress on its 2030 plan – which includes a goal of doubling the percentage of renewable electricity generation capacity.
Doug Opseth is the Director of Generation Asset Management wsaith SaskPower.
He says plans are well underway, with lots of cooperation from the private and corporate sectors.
“We’ve had roof-mounted solar on people’s homes in Saskatchewan for a number of years,” Opseth said. “And certainly, we’ve had wind-powered generation for a while. What is new to SaskPower is adding the amount of this renewable generation.”
Opseth says 50-percent of our generating capacity is going to come from renewable generation.
“Right now, we are about 70-percent of our generation coming from a mix of coal and natural gas,” Opseth said. “And even when you go to 2030, there still it lots of room for things like coal and natural gas in Saskatchewan.”
Opseth says projects such as a partnership with First Nations Power Authority and the start of the construction on the Chinook Power Station are just some of the initiatives SaskPower is working on in order to meet its goal.