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. 


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