Re-elected Premier Wall committed to up to 50% renewable electricity generation capacity by 2030
April 5, 2016
Saskatchewan will seek up to 1,600 MW of new wind energy by 2030
Ottawa, Ontario – April 5, 2016 – Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the announcement of the results of Saskatchewan’s 28th general election on Monday, April 4, 2016.
“On behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Premier Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party for their victory in yesterday’s Saskatchewan provincial election. CanWEA, the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, is deeply encouraged that the Saskatchewan Party remains committed to having renewable energy constitute up to 50 per cent of Saskatchewan’s power generation capacity by 2030, with wind energy representing up to 30 per cent of all capacity. Wind energy currently meets close to three per cent of Saskatchewan’s electricity demand through 221 MW of wind energy generation. CanWEA looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the Saskatchewan government and SaskPower to ensure that the approximately 1,600 MW of new wind energy capacity required to meet this target is efficiently and effectively procured to provide clean, low-cost and reliable power for Saskatchewan ratepayers.”
About the Canadian Wind Energy Association
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