Premier Scott Moe suggested yesterday that SaskPower may have decided on a location for any potential small modular reactors in the province.

Moe gave the opening address at the Food, Fuel & Fertilizer Summit in Regina. In his speech, he talked about utilizing uranium in Saskatchewan and that SaskPower was actively looking at SMRs being “placed, quite likely, in the Estevan area.”

Previously, the Crown had only said it was doing work to decide whether a potential reactor would go in the Estevan area or the Elbow area. At a recent announcement, SaskPower’s CEO said there could be an announcement on the location later this year.

A final decision on whether Saskatchewan will utilize nuclear power isn’t expected until 2029.

- With files from CJME