Golden South Wind Project

Portfolio Description

An Open Letter to Members of the Assiniboia Community

Frequently Asked Questions

The Golden South Wind Energy Facility is located adjacent to the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan approximately 175 km southwest of Regina, in the Rural Municipalities of Lake of the Rivers and Stonehenge.

In development since 2009, the proposed Golden South Wind Energy Facility consists of approximately 34,000 acres of leased agricultural land. The project will consist of up to 59 turbines, an electrical collection system, access roads and the construction of new wind collector substation. The turbines in the project will be connected through a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) underground collector line system that converge at the proposed wind collector substation. The project will have a temporary lay-down area during construction and an operations and maintenance building during the life of the project. The project will require construction of new access roads and upgrades to existing roads in the area. These roads will transport materials for turbine assembly during the construction stage, and to access turbines for regular maintenance during operation. Potentia Renewables Inc. (PRI) will look to the local community where possible during construction for local trades and other business opportunities.

The project broke ground on Monday, August 19, 2019, during a ceremony near Assiniboia, SK. At the event, attended by land owners, provincial and local officials, utility executives, suppliers and other stakeholders, Potentia shared their vision for providing clean, renewable energy, while creating jobs, and stimulating local economic growth in the region.  More than 220 people will be employed to construct the Project and up to 10 permanent full-time staff will operate it.

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Golden South Wind Project in the News

April 14, 2020
Jeff Jenner, Potentia’s CEO, highlights the heightened COVID19 protocol on the Golden South Wind construction site.

Location Town of Assiniboia
Capacity (MW) 200
Proposed Construction 2019
Estimated COD 2021
Energy Type Wind energy