First Utility-Scale Hybrid Solar and Wind Power Site in Saskatchewan Unveiled

October 10, 2018

The Cowessess First Nation, along with the Government of Canada, SaskPower and SRC announced the first utility-scale hybrid solar and wind power site in Saskatchewan, and the first known wind-solar battery storage project in Canada.

Since 2006, SRC has been supporting Cowessess on this project and has since successfully demonstrated the ability of energy storage to create reliable power from intermittent wind sources. With the addition of over one thousand solar panels, the facility now produces almost 3000 megawatt hours of energy per year, enough to supply power to 344 homes.

Even more than that, this facility will provide long-term and widely sought after technical insights for both industry and government, as well as positive economic and environmental impacts for the First Nation. 

field workers walking towards src cowessess wind turbine with solar panels