in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

SaskPower says it is planning a new overhead 230 kV transmission line project to upgrade its electricity system in Saskatchewan. The proposed 50 km line will originate at the utility's Wolverine Switching Station. Part of the line will be double-circuited, with one circuit dedicated to accommodating BHP Billiton's request for service to its new potash mine near Jansen. The second circuit will be available to accommodate future growth and development in the area.

"This section of our network is showing wear and tear and needs to be upgraded to meet the growing need for power in east-central Saskatchewan," says Robert Watson, president and CEO of SaskPower.

To reduce impact to the area, SaskPower is planning to build part of the new line along an existing power line corridor. A portion of old line will be removed and salvaged in conjunction with the new line construction project.

SaskPower says it has contacted all affected landowners along the proposed power line routes and consulted with municipal and provincial officials, including local rural municipalities.

All power projects are subject to review by the Ministry of Environment. If approved, the project is expected to be in service by December 2014.


Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

Does Income Determine Who Benefits The Most From Smart Grids?

According to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, low-income consumers may be at a disadvantage.


Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

OMNETRIC Group will help utilities improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.


Maine Public Utilities Commission: Smart Meters Are Safe

According to a report by the commission, there is no direct link between smart meters and health issues.


Report: Global Solar Deployment Topped Wind In 2013

Research firm Clean Edge finds that solar surpassed wind for the first time since it began tracking international markets in 2000.


HEM Is Key For Utilities To Maintain A Competitive Edge

According to a report by Lux Research, automated meters, electricity rates and renewable energy are crucial to the success of home energy management.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id