Regina’s downtown sees $13.5 million investment in electrical grid from SaskPower

SaskPower announced that it will begin work on upgrading and improving the electrical grid in Regina’s central business district to ensure ongoing reliability. 

The $13.5 million investment will focus SaskPower’s work on infrastructure on 11th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive, and it is expected to be completed this fall. 

 “This investment in Regina’s downtown will increase capacity and improve reliability to ensure our customers have the power they need while also allowing our crews to identify and resolve outages quicker, thanks to smart technology,” said Ryan Neufeld, SaskPower Vice-President of Engineering & Construction. “We understand that construction can be disruptive, which is why we’re coordinating with the City of Regina to minimize the impact to downtown Regina.” 

This year’s work will involve replacing or removing equipment that has reached or is near the end of its life. Pending weather, construction will start this April on 11th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive. 

  • 11th Avenue: Installing and connecting new duct banks, replacing over 4 kilometres of power cable (April to October)
  • Saskatchewan Drive: Installing new duct banks, replacing 400 metres of power cable (April to August)

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