To meet our renewable energy goals, we’re building a power line that will transfer clean power from Manitoba to our customers in Saskatchewan.
This new power line will connect to our Tantallon station, located north of Tantallon, Saskatchewan and runs to the Saskatchewan–Manitoba border. Manitoba Hydro will build and manage a power line from this connecting point, which will run to the Birtle south station, located south of Birtle, Manitoba.
Why we're doing it
To help us manage the demand on our power system and meet our customer’s needs, we’re bringing in clean power from Manitoba Hydro. Bringing in this renewable energy source will help us reach our goal of reducing our emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels.
Our progress so far
We completed a lengthy consultation process with affected landowners, elected officials, Aboriginal organizations and many other stakeholders. We carefully evaluated all feedback received. Based on this feedback, SaskPower and Manitoba Hydro have agreed on a route and a ‘tie’ location at the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border.
Minimizing the impact to you and the environment
There are lots of considerations when building a new power line. We work closely with First Nations and Metis communities to protect Aboriginal rights and interests and with residents and landowners to reduce the impact on agricultural, business or recreational land.
With this project, we’ll be constructing the line over two winter seasons to avoid disturbing breeding periods and seeding times for sensitive animals and plants in this area. We are able to use an existing power line for five and a half km of the preferred 30 km route. This will help reduce costs and the impact on the environment.
Benefits to your community
Our projects present opportunities to local communities such as jobs and other procurement opportunities. See current opportunities.
Keeping you informed
We’ll be submitting a report to the Ministry of Environment by the end of 2017. Once this has been reviewed, it will be posted to the Saskatchewan Government’s website in 2018.
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