May 26th, 2024

Alberta, Saskatchewan sign agreement to share, swap information on nuclear energy

By The Canadian Press on May 2, 2024.

The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments have signed a memorandum of understanding to share information about nuclear power generation. A lineman reaches for a lift from a helicopter as work continues on twinning power lines that run from Calgary to Edmonton near Carstairs, Alta., Wednesday, July 23, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

REGINA – Saskatchewan and Alberta have agreed to share and swap information about nuclear power generation.

The governments of the two provinces have signed a memorandum of understanding.

The two sides agree to keep each other informed on supply chains, workforce development, fuel supply and regulations around reactor technologies.

Saskatchewan is exploring whether to build a small modular nuclear reactor in the next 10 years as it moves away from conventional coal-fired electricity.

Nuclear reactors don’t produce carbon dioxide and could provide Saskatchewan with reliable power should there not be enough wind and solar generation.

Alberta Utilities Minister Nathan Neudorf says nuclear energy is being explored to help his province become carbon neutral by 2050.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2024.

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