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.
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 were initiated in May 2015 and an environmental regulatory review, which includes a public consultation process, will take place once an electricity purchase opportunity is advanced.
Additional environmental studies will be completed during the construction and operation phases of the project. Furthermore, there have been several meetings with key stakeholders, as well as public meetings to gather feedback on the project. Although the public engagement process took a pause at the conclusion of the SaskPower 2020 RFP, it will be re-initiated once an electricity purchase opportunity is identified. 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.