Saskatchewan

Overview of Electricity Sector

Although Saskatchewan is one of the sunniest and windiest places in Canada, its electricity supply mix is overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels. Of its 4,200 MW of capacity, almost three quarters is coal and natural gas-fired generation, while the remaining quarter is renewable, mainly hydroelectric [i]. Most of the province’s generating assets are owned and...

Renewable Energy

With some of the best solar and inland wind resources in Canada, ample hydro potential, and extensive possibilities for sustainable biomass production, Saskatchewan is well placed to increase its share of renewable energy. After hydro power, wind power has been the most developed renewable energy resource. There are currently 222 MW of wind power installed at 6...

Community Energy

In the absence of robust policy and funding support, it is currently challenging to develop a community power project in Saskatchewan. Nevertheless, interest in community power is growing, and development activities have been initiated. For example, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, a not-for-profit, registered charity, is in the process of establishing the province’s first solar co-operative through...

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