SaskPower has found an owner and operator for Estevan's future solar facility.

The Crown corporation selected Iyuhána Solar LP to construct and operate Saskatchewan’s largest solar facility to date in the Estevan area, following a comprehensive competition.

With a total generating capacity of 100 megawatts, the solar facility will produce enough power for the equivalent of approximately 25,000 homes according to SaskPower.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2025 and the facility is expected to come online as early as December 2026.

“This new solar facility will play an important role in our path to net-zero by 2050 or sooner,” said Rupen Pandya, SaskPower president and CEO. “We are proud of our ongoing collaboration with Indigenous Peoples and the critical role they are playing in the successful expansion of renewable energy in our province.”

A partnership between Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure, Saturn Power, and Ocean Man First Nation, Iyuhána Solar will permit, finance, construct, own, maintain, and operate this facility and sell power generated to SaskPower through a 25-year power purchase agreement.

“Iyuhána Solar is honoured to be entrusted with this transformative opportunity in Saskatchewan. We are looking forward to building and operating this monumental renewable energy project and supporting the clean energy industry in Canada,” said Mazen Turk, director of Iyuhána Solar LP and CEO of Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure.