Canada to invest $800M a year in updating Saskatchewan power grid
Canada, Saskatchewan: SaskPower, the principal electric utility in Saskatchewan province in Canada, is planning to invest more than CAD 1 billion (over USD 800 million) a year for the foreseeable future in order to renew and grow the province’s power grid, according to company’s website.
This includes yearly investments of nearly USD 250 million in electric power distribution, over USD 265 million in transmission, and over USD 320 million in generation.
Distribution projects include construction of new substations, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, across the province, including proposals for new 138/25 kV substations in the Superb, Senlac and Bromhead areas, a 230/25 kV substation in the Kisbey area, and more.
SaskPower has recently completed a USD 6 million upgrade at the Shaunavon electrical substation, increasing the capacity of the substation from 72 kV to 138 kV, allowing for growth in the local agriculture and oil industries.