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Proposed nuclear facility – SaskPower: Planning for nuclear power

SaskPower is in a multi-year planning phase to support the development of nuclear power from a proposed small modular reactor (SMR) by the mid-2030s and intends to make a commercial decision on whether to build the SMR by 2029 upon seeking the necessary regulatory approvals.

SaskPower is evaluating 2 study regions in Saskatchewan, specifically the Estevan and Elbow areas, for potential SMR sites. SaskPower has selected GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 as a potential SMR design.

For more information, please visit the facility website indicated below.
Location: N/A
Licensee: SaskPower
Reactor type: Proposed GE Hitachi BWRX-300
Owner: SaskPower
Number of units: TBD
Installed capacity: 0
Status: SaskPower has formally engaged with the CNSC and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to discuss the integrated impact assessment process. Documents will be posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry site if SaskPower proceeds.
Facility website: Planning for Nuclear Power (

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