Saturn Power has completed Saskatchewan’s first commercial-scale solar energy project.
The project is located east of Swift Current and is capable of generating 10 MW, enough to power 2,500 homes.
“It has been a great privilege for Saturn Power to be able to develop, construct and operate Saskatchewan’s first utility-scale PV solar project,” Saturn Power president and CEO Doug Wagner said in a statement to Global News.
Project partner SaskPower said Highfield is the first of four 10-MW solar power facilities set to be added to the province’s grid in the next two years.
“The commissioning of this facility is a landmark achievement for renewable power in Saskatchewan,” Minister Responsible for SaskPower Don Morgan said in a press release.
“SaskPower is set to exceed its emissions reduction targets, and renewables such as solar are an important part of a balanced approach that will allow our province to achieve net-zero emissions from power production by 2050.”
The project is a part of Saskatchewan’s commitment to add 60 MW of solar power in the coming years.