Saturn Power is excited to announce the signing of our 10 MW solar project in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, co-founder and COO Ray Roth and Eileen Turano, a member of our Development Team, joined SaskPower for the historic announcement in Regina. The Highfield Solar project will be Saskatchewan’s first utility scale solar project!
Saturn Power will engineer, construct, and operate Highfield Solar. This 10 MW facility will be located in the Regional Municipality of Coulee, just east of Swift Current. Saturn Power will be providing power to SaskPower for at least 20 years. During this time, the site will be able to power up to an estimated 2000 homes with renewable energy.
At the announcement, Ray explained, “When Doug Wagner and myself began Saturn Power, we were enthusiastic about our ability to be part of the shift to clean energy. Both of us grew up on farms and continue to have roots in the agricultural community. Our resources are precious and we strongly believe that the land does not belong to us, we are borrowing it from our children.” He then said, “SaskPower is to be congratulated with this project and we are so happy to be part of it, as this allows us to give back to our children.”
Ray expressed that Saturn Power plans to engage with the community in a variety of ways. We will be seeking Indigenous counsel and guidance from other residents from surrounding communities. We also plan to hire Indigenous and other local workers for this project.
In addition to the development of this project, Saturn Power plans to utilize a variety of approaches to engage with the local community. If you live close to the site and want more information on these plans, please email Saturn Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to be part of SaskPower’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions 40% below 2005 levels by 2030. “Just as the abundant sun in Saskatchewan yields crops, we will harness the same sun to power the grid,” Ray concluded. With this project we will be progressing the use of clean energy and, most importantly, we will continue striving to create a sustainable world for future generations.
Take a look at SaskPower's news release for more information.