Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
SaskPower renewing grid in Wynyard-Wadena area
By Renée Francoeur
November 8, 2016 – SaskPower says its has been working on projects worth $13 million in the Wynyard-Wadena area in Saskatchewan to keep up with growing demand and renew an aging power grid.
Power reliability issues experienced this past summer in the area were partly due to an aging substation, the utility notes, and work is underway to construct a new $3.3 million Wadena substation as well as a $5 million project to expand SaskPower’s Bankend station by adding electrical facilities in the station that will result in two power line connections. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.
In 2016, an additional $4.5 million in maintenance work has also been undertaken in the Wynyard-Wadena region and customers in the area have made over 30 new connection or reconstruction requests.