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In 2017-18 Sask Power invested $966 million into the provincial power grid.

The investment represents important projects to update the aging power grid in order to improve the reliability of the network, and continue to support economic growth in the province.

Minister Responsible for Sask Power, Dustin Duncan, says "Electricity plays a critical role in the lives of all Saskatchewan people in our diverse economy. More people than ever are calling Saskatchewan home. In 2017 Saskatchewan set another all time population record. This continued growth brings with it a need for more power."

Duncan says in 2017-18 electricity use went up 5.4%, the second largest year over year increase in the past decade.

He adds that construction is halfway complete on the Chinook Power Plant, a 350 megawatt natural gas plant near Swift Current. And construction is also continuing on the $231 million, 200 kilometer transmission line from Swift Current to Moose Jaw.

 

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