SaskPower announced this morning that a competition is being set up for the construction of a solar power facility in the Estevan region.
That would be the largest solar power site in the province.
At 100 MW, this facility is said to be ten times the capacity of Saskatchewan’s current largest solar facility and will be able to provide power for up to 25,000 homes.
Estevan was apparently chosen for the large number of sunny days it receives, its proximity to already built transmission infrastructure, and the relatively flat landscape.
“SaskPower’s commitment to reducing its emissions is evident in today’s announcement,” said Troy King, Interim President, and CEO at SaskPower. “Expanding our renewable generation portfolio is a critical part to providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective power to Saskatchewan.”
Saskpower says that the competition to see who will build it will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The announcement was part of a release that announced 375 MW of wind power being put online in the province.