Monday, November 23, 2015

Canada: Saskatchewan Utility Outlines Plan for 50% Renewables by 2030 - Includes Geothermal

SaskPower announces plan for renewable resources (620

SaskPower, the principal electric utility in Saskatchewan, Canada has set a target to double the percentage of renewable electricity generation capacity by 2030.

The plan is to develop wind, solar and geothermal power to meet up to a 50 percent target over the next 15 years.

President and CEO Mike Marsh says today is about setting the directional target and details on infrastructure still need to be sorted out.

"The timing of where the wind and solar facilities will be located have yet to be worked out. That's something we will be working with the industry through competitive solicitation processes over the next 15 years."

For the average household, this means adding about a dollar to each bill over the next 15 years.

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