Working toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future
We've been Nova Scotia's main electricity provider for more than 80 years. Our customers have always looked to us to provide electricity that's safe and reliable. But you've told us you want more than that. We're listening.
More electricity from cleaner, greener sources
More than 10 per cent of the electricity Nova Scotians use every day comes from renewable sources. Our goal? Double that amount by 2013. We're also using technology to reduce sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury emissions at our power plants.
Helping you use less
We want to help you conserve energy and use it more efficiently. It can be as easy as lowering your home's temperature by five to 10 degrees at night or when no one is home. This alone could cut your heating costs by up to 20 per cent a year.
SaskPower is Saskatchewan’s leading energy supplier. Our team is made up of more than 2,700 permanent full-time employees. We manage $6.3 billion in generation, transmission and distribution assets. Our company operates three coal-fired power stations, seven hydroelectric stations, six natural gas stations and two wind facilities. Combined, they generate 3,513 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
SaskPower also buys power from the Red Lily Wind Power Facility, SunBridge Wind Power Facility, Spy Hill Generating Station, Meridian Cogeneration Station, Cory Cogeneration Station and NRGreen Heat Recovery Facilities in Kerrobert, Loreburn, Estlin and Alameda. At the end of 2011, our company’s total available generation capacity was 4,094 MW.
We are responsible for approximately 482,000 customers within Saskatchewan’s geographic area of approximately 651,000 square kilometres. Approximately three customers are supplied per circuit kilometre. We maintain nearly 152,000 kilometres of power lines, 51 high-voltage switching stations and 185 distribution substations. Our company also has interconnections at the Manitoba, Alberta and North Dakota borders.
NorthPoint Energy Solutions and SaskPower Shand Greenhouse are wholly-owned subsidiaries of SaskPower.
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Beginning as a small, local power company in 1909, we have transformed over the last century to become an experienced and well respected power generator and wholesale marketer of electricity. With approximately $3 billion in annual revenue, more than $9 billion in assets, and power plants in Canada, the United States and Australia, we've proven our worth as a power generator, as a community member, and as a solid investment.
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The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
The Lignite Energy Council is a regional trade association representing mining companies that produce 30 million tons of lignite annually. The Council also represents coal utilities that generate affordable, reliable and clean electricity for 2 million people in the Upper Midwest, as well as businesses that serve the mines and coal plants. The Lignite Energy Council is unique because of its industry-state partnership between companies in the lignite industry and the State of North Dakota. More than $570 million has been invested in more than 150 research and development projects funded through this partnership. Currently, the focus of many of the R&D projects involves reducing, capturing and storing carbon dioxide from coal-based power plants.
The following Collaborative Members have agreed to work with the Canadian Clean Power Coalition to share ideas and information to further our objectives.
- Coal Association of Canada