The Yotin Wind Project
Innergex, together with partner Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation of Saskatchewan, is proposing to develop the Yotin Wind Project. The Project is in its early stage of development and will be submitted into SaskPower’s upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) in November 2020.
The Yotin Wind project, as other projects developed by Innergex, would generate benefits to local communities in addition to local job opportunities. Saskatchewan based suppliers and service providers would be given priority. Innergex strives to be a good neighbour in the communities that host our projects and as such is pleased to support local events and organizations through sponsorships, donations and memberships.
Potential employment opportunities (# of positions)
|Phase||Up to 175 MW project|
|Construction (at peak)||up to 250|
|Operation (for life of project)||up to 8|
The Yotin layout will take into consideration local community perspectives and concerns. It will also be subject to environmental assessments to ensure that its potential effect on the immediate surroundings, including plants, birds, bats, and other wildlife, are carefully considered before construction is allowed to start. Detailed environmental studies and an environmental regulatory review, which includes a public consultation process, will take place should the project be selected by SaskPower.
Environmental studies for the Yotin Wind Project have been on-going since May 2015 and will continue throughout the development phase, and if successful in our bid, will carry on during the construction and operation phases of the project. Furthermore, meetings with key stakeholders who have information and an interest in bird populations have been on-going, as well as public meetings to gather feedback on the project. The intention is to arrive at the best possible final layout that balances technical, environmental and social considerations.
We know that successful renewable energy projects are developed with the input and support of local communities. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, concerns, comments and suggestions on this project.