New construction of the 1,800-megawatt power plant in Saskatchewan’s north is expected to begin soon

The new power plant is expected soon to be complete, with the first phase of construction in place, SaskPower said in a release Tuesday.

“SaskPower is currently preparing for the construction of a large new power generation facility on the south Saskatchewan River in the town of Fort Saskatchewan,” it said.

“The construction of this large facility will add 1,200 megawatts of new generation capacity to SaskPower’s portfolio of transmission and distribution lines.”

A preliminary design of the plant is still underway.