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 […]

SaskPower beginning work to upgrade power infrastructure in Regina

May 12, 2023 | 2:47pm

SaskPower announced that it would begin work to upgrade the power infrastructure in Regina’s central business district. The $9 million investment will involve replacing or removing equipment that has reached the end of its life, including underground cables and duct banks. Planned outages required to complete this work will be kept to a minimum, and […]

SaskPower spending over $1.15 billion capital spending for 2023-24

May 12, 2023 | 10:00am

SaskPower plans to spend $1.15 billion during the 2023-24 fiscal year to modernize, grow and sustain the provincial electricity system. The capital investment represents an increase of $98 million over 2022-23, supporting economic growth and ensuring customers have the reliable, sustainable electricity they need. The planned capital expenditures for 2023-24 include $517 million to maintain […]

SaskPower is changing demand charge calculation for seasonal customers

Apr 18, 2023 | 12:06pm

SaskPower is making billing easier for seasonal power users, such as ice rinks, campgrounds, ski hills, and some farms. Beginning May 1st this year, the time-period used to calculate the minimum demand charge will be reduced from 11 months to 6 months. Demand charges are issued to customers who use large amounts of power over […]

Multiple rate and tax increases take effect

Apr 1, 2023 | 8:31am

April 1 means it’s April fools day but these rate increases are no joke, unfortunately. Federal Carbon Tax As of today, the federal carbon tax is set to increase which will bring a bump of 4 cents to the price of a litre of gas, totaling at 14 cents per litre. Also, the carbon price […]

SaskPower projecting loss of over $100 million in 2022-23 fiscal year

Jan 13, 2023 | 2:33pm

SaskPower is in the red regarding its finances so far this fiscal year. The crown corporation’s second-quarter financial report showed a net loss of $97 million as of September 30. That is compared to $13 million in net income in the same period last fiscal year. The $110 million decrease was due to a $172 […]

Latest carbon tax hike kicks in on January 1

Dec 11, 2022 | 7:00am

SaskPower customers will see a three per cent hike on their bills in the new year, due to the carbon pricing hike that will kick in on January 1st, 2024. This will be on top of the four per cent rate hike that SaskPower handed to customers which began in September. SaskPower said the specific […]

SaskPower answers public’s concerns over nuclear energy

Dec 8, 2022 | 3:40pm

As the provincial government pushes for small modular nuclear reactors (SMR) as a potential energy source, SaskPower took time to answer the public’s questions on it. SaskPower hosted two open houses on Wednesday and gave explanations on what nuclear energy would mean for the province. People who attended heard from representatives from the Canadian Nuclear […]

Cowessess’ Awasis Solar Facility is now online near Regina

Nov 9, 2022 | 3:27pm

The Cowessess First Nation’s Awasis Solar Facility, which is located close to Regina, is now online and is providing up to 10 megawatts of energy to the provincial grid. The facility can power up to 2,500 homes on average. Cowessess and Elemental Energy built and manage the facility, with the power being sold to SaskPower […]

Great Plains Power Station nearly 60 per cent complete

Nov 8, 2022 | 10:28am

The Great Plains Power Station that is being built just south of Moose Jaw is nearly 60 per cent complete, SaskPower said. The project is expected to generate 360 megawatts of baseload electricity. The project will be a combined-cycle natural gas facility that will generate half the emissions of a conventional coal plant. SaskPower said […]