Construction starts on Rushlake wind power development
REGINA, SASK-SaskPower and its development subsidiary, SaskPower International, are proceeding with plans to develop a 150-megawatt (MW) wind power project in the Rushlake Creek area in southwest Saskatchewan. Construction was slated to begin in October with upgrades to municipal road construction. SaskPower International has awarded the turbine supply and installation contract to Vestas-Canadian Wind Technology. The project is part of SaskPower's Green Power portfolio, which was developed to ensure that all of the province's new electricity needs until 2010 are met from environmentally friendly sources whose operations do not add to greenhouse gas emissions. When completed in December 2005, the project is expected to generate enough zero-emission energy to meet the electrical needs of approximately 64,000 homes. More information is available from Larry Christie at SaskPower, 306/566-3167.