small modular reactors

SaskPower looking at two potential SMR sites in Estevan area

SaskPower looking at two potential SMR sites in Estevan area

May 31, 2024 | 12:28pm
ESTEVAN – SaskPower is moving into the detailed site analysis phase for the potential location of the province’s first small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power plant in the Estevan area. Premier Scott Moe revealed Thursday during a visit to Estevan that the province’s Energy City would be home to an SMR, if the project were to […]
Has Moe leaked word that Estevan is getting the province’s SMR?

Has Moe leaked word that Estevan is getting the province’s SMR?

May 7, 2024 | 5:52am
Premier Scott Moe may have let the cat out of the bag on where SaskPower’s small modular reactor project is likely to be located. During his address at the Food Fuel Fertilizer Global Summit held by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Moe spoke of the opportunities Saskatchewan has to “harness uranium right here at home […]

SaskPower selects two locations to possibly host small modular reactors

Sep 20, 2022 | 12:53pm

SaskPower has identified the Estevan and Elbow areas for future study as the host of small modular reactors (SMR). The Estevan study area includes the areas around Boundary/Rafferty Dam and the Grant Devine Dam. The Elbow study area encompasses the area around Lake Diefenbaker, from Gardiner Dam to the Diefenbaker Dam. To select these study […]

Sask. among four provinces launching strategic plan for small modular nuclear reactors

Mar 28, 2022 | 1:52pm

Saskatchewan is teaming up with Ontario, New Brunswick and Alberta in a joint strategic plan on small modular reactors (SMRs). SMRs are nuclear fission reactors that are smaller than conventional nuclear reactors and typically have an electrical power output of fewer than 300 megawatts. The strategic plan highlights how SMRs can provide safe, reliable and […]

Alberta joins Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick in small modular nuclear reactor MOU

Apr 14, 2021 | 10:25am

Alberta has signed on with Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario’s memorandum of understanding on the advancement of small modular reactor technology in Canada. Premier Scott Moe called this “a good day” for the country during Wednesday morning’s virtual announcement with Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. “I […]

Sask. NDP wants government to consider other energy options with SMR research

Dec 2, 2019 | 5:49pm

The Saskatchewan government is looking at the possibility of nuclear energy to help reduce the province’s emissions and fight the carbon tax. This comes after Premier Scott Moe signed an MOU with Ontario and New Brunswick on Sunday to look into the development of small modular reactors, or SMRs. Sask. NDP leader Ryan Meili feels the province needs […]