A new program which is helping add more power to Saskatchewan's power grid while being environmentally friendly is located here in the west central region.

SaskPower has launched their second flare gas project near Kerrobert as part of the Flare Gas Power Generation Program. The project will help take waste flare gas from the local oil and gas industry and turn it into 750 kilowatts (KW) of electricity.

It is enough electricity to power 750 homes.

“This project, hopefully the first of many for TERIC, is made possible by SaskPower’s flare gas program," said TERIC Power Ltd. Vice-President of Development Craig Barnes. "We would like to thank SaskPower for leading efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of the Saskatchewan electrical energy mix, whilst providing an economical program for oil and gas producers.”

TERIC are the developers of the project in partnership with Kaybob Energy Corporation. The project came online in August.

“Our flare gas program presents an opportunity to help oil and gas producers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through converting waste flare gas into electricity for the people of Saskatchewan,” said SaskPower Vice-President of Asset Management, Planning and Sustainability Tim Eckel.

“I’d like to thank TERIC Power Ltd. and everyone else involved in this project for seeing the potential in this innovative new technology.

The first project began near Shaunavon last year and the Crown corporation plans to welcome in new projects to the program in the coming years.

SaskPower's long-term strategy is to bring the province's renewable electricity usage from 25 per cent today to as much as 50 per cent by 2030. 


Twitter: @MoisesCanalesJr

Follow Country 104 (CKVX) and Classic Hits Radio (CFYM/CJYM) on Facebook.

Follow Country 104 (CKVX) and Classic Hits Radio (CJYM) on Twitter.

More Local News

MP Kelly Block Wraps up Spring Tour

Local MP Kelly Block wrapped up her spring tour last week, which saw her stop by local towns to talk to residents. Block, Member of Parliament for the Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek constituency, started…

West Central Abilities Begin Fundraising for Brand New Building

The West Central Abilities organization are designed to provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, to build their confidence and achieve as much independence…

KAWS in Kindersley Making Difference in the Community

The KAWS organization continues to make a strong impact for the people in the Kindersley-area. KAWS Animal Rescue was founded in 2010 and is an organization that is dedicated to finding forever homes…

Eston Council Defers Removal of Heritage Status for Former RM Office

The Town of Eston’s elected official’s most recent regular meeting was held this past Wednesday. Council tabled the decision to repeal the Municipal Heritage Designation of the former Rural…

Kindersley Air Cadets Planning New Year End Trip in May

The Kindersley Air Cadets have started fundraising activities for their Year End Trip set out in the end of May. This past weekend, the Air Cadets joined the public for an afternoon of Bingo and saw…

Winter Weights Extended in Central and Northern Regions of Province

On Thursday afternoon, the government of Saskatchewan released an update on winter weight allowances in the province. The province has a winter weight period, which allows additional weight on…

More Snow Hits West Central Saskatchewan

More snow has made it's way into West Central Saskatchewan. Highways in the region are reporting the following: Winter Driving Conditions Icy or Slippery Sections Swirling snow Drifting snow Loose…

Protect Your Home During Spring Melt

Much of the snow we recieved in the start of the month is still with us, despite the pleasant temperatures that we've enjoyed this week. Managing snow as it melts will be a good idea this year, in…

Highway 7 in Rosetown Closed to Construction

Town of Rosetown crew members are currently working on the scene of Highway 7 in Rosetown to fix a broken water pipeline. Traffic is backed up coming both ways from Saskatoon and Kindersley, as the…

West Central Helps Those in Need with Fill The Food Bank

Three weeks ago we started "Fill The Food Bank" along with businesses in Kerrobert, Leader, and Kindersley. Six separate schools also signed on to help. They include the Dinsmore Composite School,…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Kindersley Community Service Group "Chase The Ace"

12 December 2017 5:00 pm - 20 September 2018 11:00 pm


Kindersley Trip of the Month

18 December 2017 11:00 pm - 30 April 2018 5:00 pm

Kinderlsey, Kindersley

Rosetown AAA Redwings Allan Cup Schedule

05 January 2018 9:30 am - 14 April 2018 10:30 pm

Rosetown Arena, Rosetown

Rosetown Allan Cup "Ticket Purchase"

12 January 2018 9:00 am - 14 April 2018 6:00 pm

Rosetown Arena, Rosetown

Rosetown Allan Cup "Volunteers Needed"

12 January 2018 10:00 pm - 14 April 2018 6:00 am

Rosetown Arena, Rosetown

Rosetown Senior AAA Provincial Schedule

17 January 2018 9:00 am - 24 March 2018 8:00 pm

Rosetown & Bethune Saskatchewan

Lenten lunches

28 February 2018 9:00 am - 23 March 2018 1:00 am