"Today's announcement is an investment in the future of Saskatchewan, and all our children. DEEP's project has the potential to transform how the province and the country produces energy while creating good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. This is another example of how we're taking action to fight climate change today while strengthening our communities for tomorrow," said Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
DEEP's geothermal facility will build on Saskatchewan's leadership in the energy sector, using familiar drilling technologies from the oil, gas, and mining industries to tap into this reliable energy source. The Government of Canada will provide $25.6 million in funding for the five-Megawatt (MWe) facility, which will produce enough energy to power approximately 5,000 homes. The project will create 100 jobs during construction, provide the provincial power grid with clean, renewable energy, and create new business opportunities for local communities.