SaskPower wants people to know about the challenges that it faces in providing renewable and reliable power to the province in the future.
The Power for Growth campaign, which was at the Regina Farmers Market on Saturday is hoping to help do that.
Kyle Derrick, who spoke on behalf of the campaign said that one of the biggest challenges that the crown owned utility faces is that it has some of the oldest power infrastructure in the country.
To help show the challenges that exist in creating energy, Power for Growth is utilizing some interactive exhibits. One of those exhibits is a power bike, where someone gets on and peddles for as fast as they can for 15 seconds and then sees how much power they generated.
Another exhibit talks about how demand for power is growing. Derrick said this exhibit “Talks about the different types of electronics in your home, if you have more than the average amount of electronics in your home and gives you some great power saving tips.”
There is also an exhibit which talks about SaskPower’s commitment to renewable energy, Derrick said “By 2030 SaskPower is committed to having 50 percent of their power supplied by renewable resources.”
Derrick said that many of the people who visit the exhibits are curious about renewable energy.
“The big (questions) have generally revolved around the renewable power sources, what that will look like in terms of a power mixture.”
Derrick said many people are also interested in wind power, specifically the location of future wind turbines in the provinces.
Anyone interested in learning more about Power for Growth can do so at SaskPower’s website.