The 138kV transmission line was built between an existing transmission line near the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) Rocanville facility and the TCC Moosomin pumping station. The line was energized in mid-December and clean up in the area was completed by mid January.

Mike Marsh, vice-president of transmission and distribution at SaskPower, said: “This work stands as a concrete example of SaskPower’s ongoing capital infrastructure program. It will help meet the needs of the oil and gas sector in southeast Saskatchewan, and demonstrates that the corporation is taking steps to expand its transmission system to meet the continuing demand for electricity.”

SaskPower maintains approximately 156,000km of power lines, 52 high voltage switching stations and 182 distribution substations. It operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries – NorthPoint Energy Solutions and SaskPower Shand Greenhouse.