SaskPower completes Pasqua to Swift Current transmission line

A 260 million dollar project to put in a new transmission line from Pasqua to Swift Current is now complete.

This 200 kilometre transmission line connects the Pasqua Switching Station east of Moose Jaw to the Swift Current Switching Station west of Swift Current.

SaskPower’s Joel Cherry says this was a big project for the Crown corporation.

“It took about 200,000 person hours of work to complete,” he said. “Some of the work recently over the course of the winter, we were stringing lines using helicopters which was interesting work and involved some brief traffic stoppages. So it’s been a large scale project that has been going on for some time now.”

There was a need for a higher capacity line to get power from the new Chinook Power Station which will be coming online later this year. This power will be available to customers in the province, especially in the Regina area.

“This is a 230kV line where as the line that was being replaced was a 138kV line,” mentioned Cherry. “So that added capacity is going to be good because we can get the power from the combined cycle natural gas plant at Swift Current, that’s Chinook, to customers.”

The project was kicked off back in June 2018.

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