Energy & Power
SaskPower’s 200MW of windpower moves to RFPs
By Anthony Capkun
July 13, 2017 – SaskPower reports the competitive process for the next 200MW MW of utility-scale wind capacity is has moved to the RFP (request for proposal) phase.
“Windpower will play a key role in Saskatchewan’s electricity future,” said Guy Bruce, VP of Special Projects. “As of today, wind makes up a total of 5% of our available generating capacity. We plan to increase this to 30% by 2030, and this project is one way we will reach our goal.”
Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the RFQ (Request for Qualification) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase.
These “qualified proponents” have until May 25, 2018, to submit their proposals, including choosing their own sites to put forward in the competition. The successful proponent will be announced in Fall 2018, with the project expected to be in-service in early 2021.
For more information, check out SaskPower’s Renewables Roadmap.