SaskPower is moving forward with a new natural gas power station in Moose Jaw and the city is excited.
The city says the project will create more jobs, economic growth and new infrastructure. SaskPower has announced plans to move ahead with a 350-megawatt natural gas power station in Moose Jaw’s industrial park.
Mayor Fraser Tolmie said this is not just a project for the municipality, it’s a project for the province. “This $700-million investment into the City of Moose Jaw, and the province, is to ensure we have base-load power in the province of Saskatchewan and to maintain our power independence,” explained Tolmie
The construction of the station is set to generate over 500 jobs and will require about 25 permanent jobs once the facility is open.
Tolmie discussed how he always had faith in his city to be a leader in the province when it comes to economic growth. He feels this project is a great catalyst to bring further economic growth in Moose Jaw and throughout the province.
“I commend council for the foresight to be able to acquire this land, to invest in making sure it is prepared and ready for the future industry, and that’s paying off.”
The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2024 and will generate enough power for a city the size of Saskatoon.