Building Crown utility infrastructure

The 2024-25 Budget invests approximately $2.6 billion in utility infrastructure through Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations to ensure residents, businesses and industry have access to the services they need.

Budget highlights include:

  • $1.6 billion through SaskPower to improve reliability, replace aging infrastructure and meet customer demand.
    • Investments include construction of a 370 MW natural gas-fired electrical plant in south-central Saskatchewan;
    • Upgrades to the Ermine natural gas-fired electrical plant near Kerrobert; and
    • Construction on the expansion of the southwest power pool transmission interconnection.
  • $416.9 million through SaskEnergy to invest in the province's natural gas transmission and distribution system to meet the growth in demand.
    • These investments ensure safe, reliable and affordable services to customers.
    • Supporting SaskPower’s next natural gas power station in south-central Saskatchewan is the single largest driver of SaskEnergy’s capital planning for the next two years.
  • $439.8 million through SaskTel to ensure the information and communications technology infrastructure is in place to help connect Saskatchewan residents.
    • Investments this year include continuing to deploy fibre to rural Saskatchewan and rolling out the 5G wireless network.
  • Continued investment in the Regina Non-potable Water System Project through SaskWater. This project will support the growth of agriculture and value-added processing in the Regina area.
  • Over the next four years, Saskatchewan’s Crown sector will invest more than $9.5 billion, which is the largest capital investment in its history.

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