Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Canada: Opportunities for Geothermal Power Generation Partners in Saskatchewan

Sask. announces new power program as part of climate change strategy (Leader-Post)

The Saskatchewan government has announced a new power program that will provide SaskPower with additional sources of energy and is meant to contribute to the province's climate change strategy.

The Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP) — which replaces the Small Power Producers program and the Flare Gas Power Generation program — is a two-year program, with an option to extend it to three and allows customers to develop “power generation projects” to sell electricity to SaskPower.

Every year, the PGPP will accept up to 10 megawatts of renewable generation, and 25 megawatts of carbon-neutral non-renewable generation, like flare gas, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

SaskPower will now purchase your owned and self-generated:
  • solar power at $108.22/MWh; 
  • flare gas power at $70.00/MWh;
  • biomass/biogas power at $108.22/MW; 
  • waste heat recovery power at $70.00/MWh; 
  • geothermal power at $108.22/MWh; and
  • low impact hydro power at $108.22/MWh.
The program runs 2 years and is capped at 70 MW and applications MUST be submitted between November 15 at 10:00am to November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm. Projects will be evaluated on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. Priority will be given first to projects in areas with existing capacity and then to those in areas with planned capacity.