Some major equipment has arrived at the site of SaskPower’s future Great Plains Power Station, located in the Agri-Food Industrial Power just south of the city. 

This includes the main gas turbine, which travelled from Yellow Grass to Moose Jaw on Tuesday night. The turbine itself weighs about half a million pounds. 

The Great Plains Power Station is a 360-megawatt (MW) natural gas plant that will be powerful enough to provide power for 360,000 homes in Saskatchewan. 

According to SaskPower’s timeline for the project, construction crews are currently working on the foundations and underground work. The site is expected to go vertical this spring. 

By spring of 2023, transmission lines are expected to be energized and the power station will go into service in 2024. 

A semi is hauling a large piece of equipment followed by another semi truck.The main gas turbine for the Great Plains Power Station travelled from Yellow Grass to Moose Jaw on Tuesday. (Photo by Stacia Marie Portraits)