Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Infrastructure Investment And Record Demand Lead To Successful 2019-20 For SaskEnergy

Released on July 7, 2020

In 2019-20, demand from SaskEnergy’s industrial transmission customers increased for the fifth straight year and contributed to the corporation’s highest-ever level of transportation and storage revenue.  In addition, the record for customers’ daily natural gas consumption in the province was broken on three consecutive days, with a peak of 1.55 Petajoules on January 15, 2020.

Core operations remained a focus, as SaskEnergy invested $330 million to expand natural gas storage and delivery capacity for customers throughout Saskatchewan.  While investing in system capacity, safety and reliability, SaskEnergy decreased its commodity rate to reflect the low natural gas price environment, which resulted in the lowest commodity rate in 20 years for its customers.  Combined with its delivery rate, SaskEnergy’s total residential gas utility rate is the third-lowest in Canada.

“SaskEnergy continues to deliver value to its customers and achieve strong results in safety and fiscal management,” Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy Bronwyn Eyre said.  “The corporation has attracted 2,500 new distribution customers, and its overall customer base is expected to reach 400,000 in 2020-21.  SaskEnergy is well-positioned to meet the province’s natural gas requirements, and its continued investment in infrastructure will help foster our province’s economic recovery.”

In 2019, SaskEnergy’s Customer Connect initiative received the first-ever Michael Mulcahy Award for Excellence in Customer Care, Innovation and Service from the Canadian Gas Association (CGA).  In June 2020, the CGA once again recognized SaskEnergy with this award for its Tune-Up Assistance Program, which assists low-income individuals and families with furnace maintenance in order to reduce costly repairs, increase efficiency and help their energy dollars go further.  In addition, the program raises awareness about the importance of carbon monoxide (CO) detection.

“SaskEnergy continues to demonstrate its commitment to its customers and to enhancing the quality of life for Saskatchewan residents,” Eyre said.  “In 2019-20, SaskEnergy also provided more than $1 million in rebates to residential and commercial customers who installed energy efficient natural gas furnaces and heating systems.”

SaskEnergy recorded income before unrealized market value adjustments of $66 million in 2019-20.  Based on the income before unrealized market value adjustments, the corporation declared a dividend of $24 million to the Government of Saskatchewan.

Other 2019-20 operational highlights include:

  • Completing a new 62-kilometre South Saskatoon transmission gas line project, which more than doubled natural gas capacity to the east side of the city, to meet the increased demand for natural gas in Saskatoon and surrounding areas;
  • Investing $111 million in safety and integrity programs across the province;
  • Distributing 1,000 CO alarms in communities with higher numbers of CO incidents;
  • Reaching a five-year high of 91 per cent for overall residential customer satisfaction;
  • Signing an Indigenous Engagement Charter to strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples, businesses, and communities;
  • Providing nearly $1 million in rebates to residential and commercial customers who installed energy efficient natural gas furnaces and heating systems;
  • Supporting expanded customer operations in potash and enhanced oil recovery; and
  • Continuing to focus on efficiency gains, which resulted in $3.3 million in cost reductions throughout 2019-20, bringing efficiency savings to more than $55 million since 2009.

To view a copy of the 2019-20 SaskEnergy Annual Report, please visit http://www.saskenergy.com/about_saskenergy/annual_report/default.asp 

-30-

For more information, contact:

Casey MacLeod
SaskEnergy
Regina
Phone: 306-777-9722
Email: cmacleod@saskenergy.com
Cell: 306-527-9274

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve