Saskpower and Manitoba Hydro have agreed to a term sheet that would see Saskatchewan buy another 215 megawatts of renewable people from their eastern neighbour.
The deal begins in year 2022, and will last up to 30 years.
Doug Opseth from SaskPower said it will make a positive impact on SaskPower’s emissions.
“Projects like this has us providing clean hydro power, it will help us meet our commitment of 40% of emission reductions below 2005 levels by 2030.”
Opseth from SaskPower said Hydro Power is more environmentally friendly, and currently makes up 20% of power generation in the province.
“Coal is currently our cheapest way of general electricity, but going along with coal are the emissions that come with it,” Opseth said. “There are federal regulations mandating that conventional coal be retired by 2030, we’re looking at alternatives for that type of generation.”
The power will be purchased from the general fleet of hydro power generators across Manitoba.