In an email sent Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change responds that the regulations proposed by Ottawa to support Saskatchewan in its transition to carbon neutrality “would never prevent” the provinces from ;have access to a reliable source of electricity.
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Minister Fitzgibbon clarifies his intentions to meet electricity demand
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We have made proposals so that fossil fuel power plants can operate without carbon capture in high-demand or emergency situations, it says.
The spokesperson also maintains that the draft regulation would also allow gas-fired power plants to operate if they are equipped with carbon capture technologies.
The Prime Minister Scott Moe […] [prefers] to sow fear rather than work collaboratively on solutions for cleaner air and good jobs.
According to SaskPower, electricity production at Unit 4 of the Boundary Dam generating station will be suspended during 2024, when the Great Plains natural gas generating station in Moose Jaw is opened.
The state-owned company emphasizes that it could temporarily restart production in the unit after suspending its activities during periods of exceptional demand or to strengthen the network provincial electric.
The SaskPower spokesperson points out that because Unit 4 is the oldest at Boundary Dam, the restart process takes longer. He says it normally takes 48 hours to start the systems and fill them with water and coal.
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Restart of a coal-fired power plant in Estevan
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