Where is the Golden South Wind Project located?
The Project is located 2 kilometres southeast of Assiniboia.
What will the size of the wind farm be?
The project will have 50 turbines, standing 110 metres high, spanning over 28 km of access roads and 10 km of repaired or new municipal roads.
When will the wind farm be ready to generate power?
Commissioning of the Project and generating the first renewable energy electrons is scheduled for early 2021.
How much power will Golden South Wind produce?
The Project has a capacity of 200 MW and will generate enough electricity to power 90,000 Saskatchewan homes.
What does this energy cost?
The cost of the electricity produced by the Project is less than 4 cents per kWh.
What efforts did you make to hire local workers?
Job fares have been organized in late 2019 in Regina, Moose Jaw and Assiniboia, as well as in the First Nation local communities.
Are there any workers onsite that have travelled from outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
All those currently employed on site are Canadians , and none have travelled outside of the country in the past 14 days.
Workers coming from out of province will be segregated from the local community for an additional for 14 days.
Will the next wave of hires be made locally?
Golden South aims to hire locally whenever possible.
Going forward, will Saskatchewan have trained individuals for future projects?
Absolutely. Potentia is currently training most local workers while on-the-job.
All the local workers will obtain expanded experience from participating in the construction of the Project.
Will you be engaging members of Saskatchewan’s First Nations Communities?
Golden South Wind Project has committed to employing and supporting Saskatchewan’s First Nations communities.
Up to 20 First Nations workers will be on-site shortly.
Will the Project create indirect employment?
Yes. Any major infrastructure creates residual employment opportunities locally.
The Project will create indirect employment both during construction and operation.
These jobs are related to supplies, materials, hospitality, support of the Project’s “virtual work camp”, as well as during the 25 years of operations.
Does Golden South contribute to the local economy?
The Project makes significant contributions to the local Communities.
Once in operations, the Project will pay more than $1.5 million annually in local property taxes and landowner payments.
In addition, the Project has made available an annual $100,000 Community Fund contribution.