The largest solar power project in Saskatchewan is now online—it’ll power about 2,500 homes

Part of Saskatchewan’s commitment to add 60 MW of solar power in the coming years.

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.


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