SaskPower is refurbishing the E.B. Campbell Hydroelectric Station northeast of Nipawin.
The Station was first commissioned in 1963 and is nearing the end of its operational life. The refurbishment will run until spring 2025. It will give the plant at least 50 more years of renewable power generation. The plant generates 289 megawatts (MW) of baseload electricity.
The refurbishment comes at an estimated cost of about $300 million, which SaskPower says is significantly less than building a new plant.
Of the $95 million that has been spent on the project to date, approximately $6 million has gone towards Indigenous and local employment opportunities and procurement, with more expected as the project continues.