REGINA—SaskPower has announced it will spend $7 million to upgrade Regina’s electrical systems and increase reliability.
Officials stated throughout the summer and fall SaskPower will be replacing underground cables, switches and duct banks. Crews will also replace or remove other equipment that is at or near the end of its life.
“This work will help bolster the reliability of the electrical grid and help pave the way for the future throughout the city of Regina, especially to make sure our business customers and residents living downtown have the power they need,” said Shawn Schmidt, vice-president, distribution and customer services, in a statement. “This work will also help reduce the number of outages for several areas of Regina and will eventually help our crews locate and resolve outages faster in the future through smart technology.”
Crews will be co-ordinating projects with the City of Regina to minimize impacts on residents but officials noted that there may be planned power outages and traffic disruptions at times. The latest project information can be found at saskpower.com/reginadowntown.
SaskPower has invested $45 million since the Regina Downtown Improvement program started in Regina in 2012.