A thriving downtown needs reliable power, and SaskPower is investing over $7 million in Regina’s central business district this year to upgrade its electrical system and improve reliability.

Construction season is here, and throughout the summer and fall SaskPower will be replacing underground cables, switches and duct banks. Crews will also replace or remove other equipment that is at or near the end of its life.

“This work will help bolster the reliability of the electrical grid and help pave the way for the future throughout the city of Regina, especially to make sure our business customers and residents living downtown have the power they need,” said Shawn Schmidt, Vice President, Distribution and Customer Services.

“This work will also help reduce the number of outages for several areas of Regina and will eventually help our crews locate and resolve outages faster in the future through smart technology.”

Crews will do their best to reduce impacts to residents and businesses while conducting work, coordinating projects with the City of Regina as much as possible. There may be planned power outages and traffic disruptions at times. The latest project information can be found at saskpower.com/reginadowntown.

SaskPower has invested $45 million since the Regina Downtown Improvement program started in Regina in 2012.

Featured image: SaskPower’s Boundary Dam power station.

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