Launch of a new solar installation in the southwest
The inauguration of a new solar power plant in Saskatchewan took place on Friday.
The Highfield Solar Plant, located in RM of Coulee, near Swift Current, has officially been commissioned. The 10 megawatt facility will generate enough electricity for approximately 2,500 homes in Saskatchewan.
It is the first of four 10-megawatt solar power plants expected to be commissioned in the province over the next two years. They aim to help SaskPower meet its goal of adding 60 megawatts of solar power over the next few years.
“The commissioning of this facility is a historic achievement for renewable energy in Saskatchewan,” said Don Morgan, Minister responsible for SaskPower. “SaskPower is on the cusp of exceeding its emission reduction targets, and renewables such as solar power are an important part of a balanced approach that will allow our province to achieve net zero emissions from the production of energy. ‘electricity by 2050. ”
The facility was built by Saturn Power, an Ontario company. They will own and operate the solar installation while selling the generated electricity to SaskPower.
“It has been a great privilege for Saturn Power to be able to develop, build and operate Saskatchewan’s first large-scale solar photovoltaic project,” said Doug Wagner, President and CEO of Saturn Power. “Through the hard work of our team and the collaborative relationships established and maintained with SaskPower and miEnergy, we have been able to build a project that will serve as the foundation for Saskatchewan’s efforts to develop a more sustainable and renewable power supply for decades to come.” . . ”
The facility is the largest solar power installation in Saskatchewan to date.