Canada’s SaskPower utility looking to add 300MW of new wind in Saskatchewan

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CKRM:SaskPower wants to expand the provincial power grid by creating more wind power in the future.Minister responsible for SaskPower Dustin Duncan announced on Thursday they will open a Request for Qualification phase later this month for companies interested in building one or multiple utility-scale power facilities in the province. Joel Cherry, a spokesperson with SaskPower, explained how this phase will allow the Crown corporation to receive and review submissions from interested proponents over the next several months. A limited number of companies will then move to a Request for Proposals phase before they make their final decision.“Once we’ve selected a preferred proponent, we will inform them and award the project, that should be expected sometime late next year,” he said. “Shortly after we’ll break ground, they’ll build the facility, and it’s expected to be in service by the end of 2023.”Saskatchewan has 241 megawatts of wind power capacity from six existing wind power projects. 387 megawatts of wind power projects are currently being added at locations near Herbert, Riverhurst and Assiniboia.The completion of this project will add up to 300 megawatts to the provincial grid once it’s online.Cherry said the facility will help reach their goal of reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. “The most cost-effective and efficient way to do that is through large scale utility projects like this.”More: Sask. government sets sights on building more wind power facilities Canada’s SaskPower utility looking to add 300MW of new wind in Saskatchewanlast_img read more

Redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer will be ‘out for a while’

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer could miss significant time, head coach Jim Boeheim said Saturday afternoon.“No, I don’t think so,” Boeheim said when asked whether Moyer would play Wednesday at Georgia Tech. “He’s out for a while.”About half an hour prior to tip-off Saturday, an SU Athletics spokesperson said Moyer had been ruled out. He did not play and sat on the bench wearing a boot on his left leg, supporting his sprained ankle. He looked on as the Orange (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) beat Pittsburgh (8-14, 0-9), 60-55, at Petersen Events Center.A sprained ankle could mean Moyer misses only a week or two. Or it could mean several weeks or even months depending on the severity of the sprain, according to the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group.Moyer had started each of SU’s first 20 games, averaging 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. He was shooting 55 percent from the field and averaging 21.3 minutes per game. When he exited Wednesday’s game against Boston College, a double-digit SU victory, freshman Marek Dolezaj posted a career-high 12 points. Dolezaj collected a pair of assists and steals over a career-high 35 minutes. He had a game-high eight rebounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a result of Moyer’s absence, the Orange is down to seven scholarship players (Former guard Geno Thorpe left the program Dec. 1.). It will alter lineups slightly, as Boeheim historically runs with a thin bench.“We play seven guys,” Boeheim said. “We played seven the last game just about the whole game. You only need five, you can get by.”One of those seven was freshman Bourama Sidibe, who has been battling tendinitis in his left knee since the summer. It has forced him to miss time, as he had not played 20 minutes in a game — the amount Boeheim expected before the season — since Nov. 27 in a win over Maryland. On Saturday, Sidibe had 18 points and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes, all career highs. Comments Published on January 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more