Solar Power

SaskPower approves final group of customer generation projects

Jan 31, 2021 | 9:33am

SaskPower has approved its final selection of customer projects for its Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP) The Crown Corporation has accepted 12 projects that will generate and sell power back to SaskPower. Ten of the projects will add 10 MW of solar power to the grid, with two more adding 2.5 MW of carbon-neutral flare […]

SaskPower reaches two solar deals with First Nations power projects

Dec 14, 2020 | 10:11am

SaskPower has entered two power purchase agreements with First Nations solar projects. The Awasis and Pesâkâstêw solar projects will be located near Weyburn and Regina, and will supply 10-megawatts of power each to the grid. The power would be enough to supply over 5,000 homes. In a news release, Minister Responsible for SaskPower Don Morgan […]

Lumsden to install solar panels on four municipal facilities

Aug 24, 2020 | 12:33pm

With funding help from the federal government, the Town of Lumsden’s solar projects will help reduce carbon emissions by 320 tonnes a year and over 13,000 tonnes over the life of the project. Through the Low Carbon Economy Fund, Lumsden is receiving $1.1-million to help with four solar power projects – a recycling centre, a […]

Province’s first Power Generation project delivering renewable solar power to Sask.

Jul 13, 2020 | 6:20am

SaskPower says the first Power Generation Partner Program project is in operation. The PGPP allows residents to produce electricity in a renewable way or by carbon neutral non-renewable generation method and sell it back to the province. The first PGPP program is set up outside of Preeceville. Spokesperson Joel Cherry says having the first PGPP […]

Net metering program faces increased criticism from NDP and solar sector

Oct 24, 2019 | 2:50pm

The net metering program for solar energy debate continued at the provincial legislature Thursday. While NDP leader Ryan Meili said the current net metering program, which sees no generation cap or end date, is killing the solar industry in Saskatchewan, SaskPower minister Dustin Duncan said this is to react to what he calls an anomaly […]

SaskPower launches new Net Metering Program

Oct 15, 2019 | 1:53pm

SaskPower has unveiled a new net metering program. The previous program was  suspended last month after it reached its cap two-years ahead of schedule. Minister for SaskPower Dustin Duncan says starting November 1st, applications will be open with the same technology and criteria in place as the old program. “What is changing though is there […]

Sask. NDP wants government to reverse suspension of net metering

Oct 10, 2019 | 3:05pm

The solar power community and the Saskatchewan NDP are calling on the provincial government to bring back the now-suspended net metering program. NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon stated he wants the government to do the right thing and reverse their decision. “This decision was made with no consultation, blindsided this industry, and sadly, now the businesses […]

Provincial government to review future of net metering program over coming weeks

Sep 23, 2019 | 2:57pm

The future of the now-stalled net metering program will be conducted in a review over the next couple weeks, according to an announcement on Monday from Minister responsible for SaskPower Dustin Duncan. SaskPower will be evaluating how to move forward with the program after reaching their cap of 16 megawatts last week, over two years […]

NDP reacts to SaskPower’s net metering program capping out

Sep 20, 2019 | 10:17am

Saskatchewan has the best solar exposure in the country and it needs to be put to good use. That from NDP Leader Ryan Meili in reaction to the news that SaskPower’s net metering program has reached its cap, meaning no more customers can take advantage of it for solar installations and premium credits. SaskPower said […]

SaskPower signs 20 year deal with First Nations Power Authority

Jun 3, 2019 | 6:30am

SaskPower and the First Nations Power Authority have signed a 20 year, 20 megawatt solar power deal worth about $85-million. 10 megawatts will be generated at a shared site between the George Gordon and Star Blanket First Nations, while another 10 megawatts will be produced on the Cowessess First Nation. President and CEO of SaskPower […]