We Energy, a solar thermal power project that is located in the northern Saskatchewan region of Saskatchewan, is set to become the first in Canada to generate electricity from natural gas.
The $1-billion project is expected to generate more than 600 megawatts of electricity over a four-year period, enough to power 1.5 million homes.
We Energy was commissioned in 2012, but it was initially conceived as a project to produce renewable energy, with the aim of helping Canada’s energy sector diversify away from fossil fuels and towards more renewable sources.
The project is still under construction and is expected in 2019.
WeEnergy, located in Saskatoon, is being built to supply energy to a new thermal power plant in the town of Saskatoon.
It is located just south of SaskPower’s new coal-fired power plant at Sarnia, and is the third new thermal plant in Saskatchewan to be built in the past two years.
The plants are designed to produce electricity using natural gas, which is more efficient than coal.
In addition to producing electricity, WeEnergy also has a large solar thermal project, with two additional large-scale solar thermal projects in the pipeline.
We have an estimated total capacity of 3,000 megawatts and we have already started building out the plant, which has a capacity of 1,000MW.
It was designed to be a 50-megaton plant with a capacity to produce 300 megawatts.
We want to be very sustainable, and I think that the best way to do that is to produce our own power, said John Mihalek, We Energy project manager.
The power plant is expected start producing electricity in late 2019, and it is expected that by 2020 the plant will be generating over 900 megawatts, or roughly 2,500 megawatts at current consumption rates.
We will be able to produce over 2,200 megawatts from its capacity alone, Mihanek said.
We already have a large-format plant, and we are looking to grow the capacity to the point where it will be producing over 500 megawatts a year.
We are looking at having a large capacity of about 300 megawatt hours, which will be a great addition to the system, said Mihanyek.
We look forward to the project being built and producing a lot of power in the near future.
Mihallek said that the project will not produce a ton of carbon dioxide emissions, which are a byproduct of the natural gas process.
The cost of the project is estimated at between $800-1,000 million, which Mihlanyek said is relatively low for the amount of electricity that it is generating.
In the case of WeEnergy’s power plant, the project costs approximately $1 million.
Muhallek added that we will be building out a number of smaller plants in the future, such as a new hydro-electric facility in the Saskatchewan town of Chilcotin.
We energy will be providing support to local First Nations and other partners in this project.
“We want to bring energy to the communities in a way that we feel is fair,” said Muhanek.
The first phase of the WeEnergy project is currently in construction.
The remaining phases are expected to start generating electricity in 2019, with completion planned for 2021.
The plant is one of two new projects in Saskatchewan that is currently under construction.
FirstEnergy has also built a $300-million hydroelectric project in the south-west of the province.
The company is looking to complete a second project in 2018, which it is currently working on.
In 2017, FirstEnergy completed a $250-million project in Saskatchewan’s northern part, and its new $200-million plant in North Battleford, is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
We can’t wait for this one, said Lorne MacMillan, director of the FirstEnergy Energy Group, who also served as energy minister for the previous Conservative government.
We would love to see these two projects get started as soon as possible, and hope to be working on them as soon the project can get started.
“It is very exciting that we are now going to be able, in the context of the country, to move into a new energy sector that can be more sustainable,” MacMillon said.
“That is what is happening with energy, is moving away from the big power plants and towards renewables.”
The government is also looking to develop a more diversified energy portfolio, with a focus on more low-emissions technologies and sustainable energy development.
Energy Minister and former Conservative energy minister Bill Boyd said the government has a strong commitment to diversify our energy portfolio and is looking forward to working with the energy industry to help us achieve our diversification goals.
“In terms of the new energy portfolio we are working on, we are going