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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

November 19, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Seven-figure tax break request denied by RM of Lajord council

An Invenergy Canada request for a $1 million tax break on a proposed wind farm fell on deaf ears when the new RM of Lajord council met for the first time Nov. 17. RM administrator Lynette Herauf said the company had made the request as “they believe these tax concessions would enable a measurable cost reduction in their bid price.” “They believe these tax concessions may assist in the project’s selection and ultimately the acquisition of the RM of a . . . Complete story »

November 14, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy project near Watson proposed

WATSON – Pure New Energy (PNE) has submitted a tender to the provincial government to create a wind energy project about three kilometres north of Watson. The Saskatchewan government is currently looking at a series of tenders for wind and solar projects throughout the province. PNE, a German headquartered company, submitted two proposed locations, with the larger located near Watson and the smaller located near Eston. Lucas Duffield, PNE’s project manager of Western Canada, said that due to the competitive nature . . . Complete story »

November 12, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Details of Moose Valley Wind Farm project discussed at open house

Details of a wind farm project for the Kipling area were discussed at a recent virtual open house. ENGIE held a virtual open house for its Moose Valley Wind Project, which is planned for the RM of Hazelwood and will be 50 to 200 megawatts in size—10 to 40 turbines. The project will be submitted in response to SaskPower’s current 2020 Wind request for proposals for new wind generation capacity—submissions are due in November. The Moose Valley Wind Project will . . . Complete story »

October 3, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable energy company with ties to a play near Suffield will propose a large wind farm near Shaunavon

A Quebec-based renewable power developer says it will submit a major wind farm proposal near Shaunavon into SaskPower’s current round of green energy procurement. Innergex officials hosted a public information session online on Thursday to lay out plans and answer questions about the “Gusty Point” wind farm. It would be located east of Shaunavon and, if built to the proposed 200-megawatt capacity, could require up to 50 turbines. The project, estimated to cost $200 million, would require about 250 construction . . . Complete story »

April 14, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Assiniboia residents fear construction project could bring COVID-19 to town

Assiniboia, Sask., Mayor Bob Himbeault says his constituents are concerned about the ongoing construction of a wind power plant that employs mostly out-of-province workers. There are worries the workers will bring COVID-19 into the town. He’s now sent a letter to the provincial government, asking them consider putting the project on hold. “We’ve been getting lots of phone calls and, really, I guess our first thought was, ‘Would it be feasible to postpone this project?’ and if it’s not feasible, . . . Complete story »

April 10, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm construction project raises COVID-19 concerns

The proponents of a large wind energy project near Assiniboia, Sask., have moved to calm fears about an influx of temporary and out-of-province workers amid COVID-19. Construction is resuming on the Golden South Wind project just outside the town. It broke ground last summer and when complete it is expected to provide 200 megawatts of wind power through 59 turbines. It is located on about 34,000 acres of leased agricultural land in the rural municipalities of Stonehenge and Lake of . . . Complete story »

April 8, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Assiniboia, Sask. residents call for windmill project postponement during COVID-19 pandemic

A 50-turbine windmill project outside of Assiniboia, Sask. is generating concerns for residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Potentia Renewables Inc.’s Golden South Wind Energy Facility broke ground in August 2019. But due to the threat of coronavirus transmission, dozens want the project postponed. “If it’s delayed for a couple of months, yes, it’s going to hurt someone financially, but it doesn’t hurt anybody’s health or risk anybody’s life,” said Dwayne Woolhouse, an organic farmer near Assiniboia. Woolhouse, who lives five . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2019 • Saskatchewan, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Sask. appeal court upholds extradition of man charged in wind turbine sales fraud to U.S.

A Canadian man arrested in Saskatoon in 2016 after years on the lam lost his appeal of an extradition order to stand trial in the U.S on fraud charges related to a failed wind turbine business that once attracted celebrity attention. James Alan Rowan is now awaiting his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial on one count of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. Rowan spent about four years at large after he was indicted by a . . . Complete story »

October 24, 2018 • Canada, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Trudeau imposes carbon tax, with rebates, on four provinces

Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax on provinces that have balked at implementing their own, doubling down on what will be a core fight in Canada’s next election. Trudeau announced a plan Tuesday to tax industrial emitters and fuels in holdout provinces. The fuel surcharge alone will raise about C$2.3 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenue next year, rising to C$5.6 billion by 2022-2023. The baseline price on carbon will be C$20 per metric tonne initially, rising to C$50 by . . . Complete story »

October 23, 2018 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Saskatchewan selects wind farm project

Saskatchewan’s largest wind farm project should be operating by 2021. Environment minister Dustin Duncan, who is also responsible for SaskPower, said last week Potentia Renewables was selected from among 29 candidates to build a 200-megawatt facility just south of Assiniboia. The Gold South wind farm would include up to 60 turbines in the rural municipalities of Lake of the Rivers and Stonehenge. The project has been in the works since 2009, according to the company website, and will be located . . . Complete story »

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