The Chinook Power Station is SaskPower’s newest project for providing a stronger energy supply for the people of Saskatchewan. The 350-MW natural gas-fired power facility will be located on the outskirts of Swift Current in the province’s southwest. The EPC contract was awarded in September of 2016.
In August 2018, SaskPower announced that power had been successfully brought to the station, allowing for functional tests to proceed. Also, approximately five kilometres of power lines, linking the station to the grid, have been constructed.
As of the fall of 2018, the project remained on budget and on time, set to come online in October 2019.