CanREA Welcomes SaskPower Wind & Solar RFSQs

August 1, 2023

CanREA welcomes SaskPower Wind & Solar RFSQs
SaskPower will add a combined 600 MW of renewable-energy opportunities of interest to CanREA members in Saskatchewan.

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) welcomes SaskPower’s new request for supplier qualifications (RFSQ) for two 200-MW wind-energy projects in south-central Saskatchewan, launched on July 17.

This request came just days before the closing of SaskPower’s recent RSFQ for two 100-MW solar-energy projects in the same region, first launched on June 22.

These two requests represent a combined 600 MW of renewable-energy opportunities of interest to CanREA members in Saskatchewan. 

“I’m excited to see SaskPower procuring an additional 600 MW of wind and solar energy for the provincial electricity grid,” said Erwin Heuck, Director for Saskatchewan at CanREA. “This move reaffirms their commitment to adding 3 GW of renewable generation to the grid by 2035.”

Erwin Heuck, Director for Saskatchewan at CanREA

This announcement is an impressive boost to Saskatchewan’s rapidly growing renewables sector. In 2022, the province added 377 MW of installed wind capacity and 10 MW of installed solar capacity, according to CanREA’s most recent data report. The new announcements indicate a commitment to significant growth, far surpassing last year’s totals.

“This is a powerful boost for Saskatchewan’s renewables sector and CanREA members are well-positioned to continue advancing wind and solar energy in the province,” said Heuck.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit before the closing date on August 24, 2023. More information about the RSFQ and other bid opportunities can be found at MERX.com.

This is the RSFQ link. I looked everywhere but could not find a SaskPower or Sask Gov press release about this online.

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“I’m excited to see SaskPower procuring an additional 600 MW of wind and solar energy for the provincial electricity grid. This move reaffirms their commitment to adding 3 GW of renewable generation to the grid by 2035.”

“This is a powerful boost for Saskatchewan’s renewables sector and CanREA members are well-positioned to continue advancing wind and solar energy in the province.”

Erwin Heuck, Director for Saskatchewan at CanREA

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