Energy & Power
Blue Hills site selected for 2020 Saskatchewan wind project
By Renée Francoeur
January 5, 2017 – SaskPower and Algonquin Power have agreed on a change of location for a 177MW wind project to the Blue Hills area which is located between Herbert and Neidpath in southwest Saskatchewan.
The project was originally planned for a site near Chaplin but was changed due to environmental concerns, SaskPower notes.
“The Blue Hills project plays a key role in our ability to achieve our goal of doubling our renewable generating capacity by 2030,” said Mike Marsh, SaskPower president and CEO. “We’re expecting wind power to make up about 30% of our capacity within that same timeframe, so we anticipate there will be many more opportunities for wind and other renewable energy projects in the future.”
The utility says the project will now proceed to the regulatory review permitting process through the Ministry of Environment and should be in service by 2020.