SaskPower set to overhaul power grid

Saskatchewan’s aging power grid needs a major overhaul during the next decade to ensure a reliable supply of power, president and CEO of SaskPower Robert Watson says.

“We know there is a problem with the grid and know we have to make it better and more reliable, but it’s not going to happen overnight,” Watson said.

The biggest challenge in maintaining grid infrastructure is simply the massive geographic size of the province. Watson says Saskatchewan, with a population of 1.1 million, has as many transmission lines as Ontario, which has 14 million people.

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