Lowering our emissions and helping customers do the same!

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SaskEnergy is making great strides in our commitment to reducing our emissions from operations, while helping our customers to reduce theirs. 

Our 2022-23 Sustainability Report shares our progress in key areas, including emissions reduction.

“SaskEnergy has a clear path to achieving our goal of reducing emissions from operations by 35 per cent by the year 2030,” says Mark Guillet, SaskEnergy President and CEO. “Numerous initiatives have contributed to our success so far, including the installation of emissions reduction devices on our compressors, higher-efficiency operational equipment on our system, and bringing more renewable electricity into our operations.”

Compared to 2019 levels, we have reduced our emissions from operations by 57,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). This is an 11.5 per cent reduction.

A highlight of 2022-23 was constructing our first large-scale solar project at our town border station in south Regina. The 176 solar panels will offset this site’s annual power consumption. 

We also added 85-watt solar panels and seven-day battery capacity to 40 smaller sites. About 400 SaskEnergy sites across Saskatchewan now have solar power!

Helping customers lower energy use and save money

SaskEnergy is helping our customers lower their emissions and their energy usage, which helps to save money too! In 2022-23, we invested over $4 million in our energy efficiency programs. This was $1 million more than our investment the previous year. These programs provide customers with rebates to install new high-efficiency heating equipment.

Last year, through these programs, our customers avoided 19,225 tonnes in CO2e emissions.

More than 54,000 tonnes of CO2e per year are now being saved by customers who have participated in these programs since 2017-18. This is like taking 12,000 vehicles off the road!

SaskEnergy is also exploring new technologies to help our customers reduce their emissions. For example, we partnered with the Regina Airport Authority to install carbon capture equipment at the Regina International Airport. The technology saves some of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the boiler heating system. It converts the CO2 into non-toxic pearl ash, which is then used in a line of carbon-capture soaps.

SaskEnergy’s Sustainability Report gives an overview of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and performance.

Read the Sustainability Report for stories about SaskEnergy’s commitment to safety, Saskatchewan communities, our employees and more!