Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
SaskPower investing $4.1 million in Prince Albert area
By Renée Francoeur
January 4, 2017 – SaskPower is upgrading portions of the power grid in the north area of the province, including: Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Rosthern, Candle Lake and surrounding rural areas.
In 2016, residential and commercial customers in the area made 262 new connection or reconstruction requests, according to the utility, and this is in addition to SaskPower’s $4.1 million regional investment.
Work in the area includes: relocating and upgrading overhead powerlines out of the middle of farmers’ fields, remediating power structures located in water-logged areas, replacing and upgrading protective relays in stations, upgrading rural powerlines, trimming trees near powerlines and adding wildlife protection to safeguard electrical components.