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Power Outage Hits Downtown Regina

Power Outage Hits Downtown Regina

Mar 12, 2024 | 6:21am
At 5:49 am downtown Regina was bathed in darkness as the power went out for a swath of the cities core. Saskpower reporting that crews have been dispatched to address the issue. The outage appears to be affecting Saskatchewan Drive to College Avenue and Albert towards Broad Street. Power was restored by crews at 7:21am […]
New CBA Reached Between SaskPower, Unifor

New CBA Reached Between SaskPower, Unifor

Feb 14, 2024 | 2:13pm
SaskPower and Unifor were able to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement was ratified by both sides on Wednesday and is retroactive to January 1st, 2023. “We are pleased that the members of Unifor have ratified this agreement,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskPower in a news release. “This successful ratification […]
SaskPower finalizes agreements with moving forward SMR project

SaskPower finalizes agreements with moving forward SMR project

Jan 30, 2024 | 10:35am
Representatives from SaskPower and GE Vernova’s Nuclear business, GE Hitachi (GEH), gathered in the Queen City today to formalize a collaborative agreement aimed at propelling small modular reactor (SMR) development in Saskatchewan. The agreement focuses on the BWRX-300 SMR, outlining plans for joint project planning and the exchange of expertise in design, fuel sourcing, and […]
Province says they’ll remit carbon pricing to new nuclear energy fund

Province says they’ll remit carbon pricing to new nuclear energy fund

Dec 4, 2023 | 2:46pm
The Saskatchewan government says the province’s electrical utility is to remit carbon charges into a nuclear energy investment fund. The province says the fund would be used to help Saskatchewan deploy its first small modular reactor. It also says carbon charges would go toward clean electricity operating costs to keep power rates affordable. SaskPower, which […]
Sask. govt says Ottawa’s net-zero plan would cost province $40 billion, job losses, increased power rates

Sask. govt says Ottawa’s net-zero plan would cost province $40 billion, job losses, increased power rates

Nov 21, 2023 | 2:08pm
The Government of Saskatchewan has submitted its response to the federal government’s public consultation on the proposed Clean Electricity Regulations (CER), expressing its reservations and urging reconsideration of the current proposals. The proposed CER aims to establish a net-zero electricity grid across Canada by 2035. Ottawa’s clean electricity standards would require all electricity from renewable […]
Province collaborating with Ontario to develop clean electricity

Province collaborating with Ontario to develop clean electricity

Nov 21, 2023 | 10:08am
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its subsidiary, Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP), are set to collaborate with SaskPower in advancing Saskatchewan’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) development project. The collaborative effort was officially announced in Regina, where representatives from OPG, LEP, and SaskPower, along with Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith and Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for SaskPower Dustin […]
Carbon capture key to net-zero electricity, but federal timelines too tight: report

Carbon capture key to net-zero electricity, but federal timelines too tight: report

Oct 19, 2023 | 4:04pm
Carbon capture and storage is key to greening Canada’s electricity grid, but meeting the proposed time frame laid out by the federal government will be extremely difficult based on the current state of the technology, according to a new report.  The report also warns that if federal clean electricity regulations are too stringent, it could […]

If you can’t stand the heat… SaskPower has some tips

Jul 24, 2023 | 3:23pm

It was hot over the weekend, but it’ll be even hotter today and tomorrow here in the Queen City. A big ridge of high pressure is pumping heat into southern Saskatchewan. “Right now there’s an upper ridge sitting over a lot of the southern prairies, generally causing pretty clear skies and really warm temperatures,” Meteorologist […]

Saskatchewan to use natural gas, possibly coal beyond 2035 federal target: Moe

May 16, 2023 | 1:25pm

Premier Scott Moe says the province is to continue using natural gas and possibly coal beyond the federal government’s target date. Moe said Tuesday the province’s existing and soon-to-be-built natural gas plants are to be used until their end of life, which would be well past the federal government’s 2035 net-zero target. He said the […]

SaskPower with the yearly reminder to be safe around power lines during seeding

May 15, 2023 | 11:55am

SaskPower is reminding farmers to be aware of power lines during seeding. The provincial power company reported 248 cases of farm equipment hitting power lines last year. It’s recommended that farmers back up slowly to free themselves, but should stop immediately if the line is not coming free. It’s also important to stay inside the […]