Public Notice

Aspen Power Station Project

Comments Invited on the Summary of the Initial Project Description

What is happening?

April 25, 2023 — Saskatchewan Power Corporation (the proponent) is proposing the Aspen Power Station Project, a new combined-cycle natural gas power plant located near Lanigan, Saskatchewan. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous Peoples to review the summary of the Initial Project Description and provide comments on the proposed project. This will help the Agency prepare a summary of issues for the proponent and decide whether the project should undergo an impact assessment. 

How can I participate?

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 84525). The summary of the Initial Project Description is also available on the Registry. Participants who wish to provide their input in a different format can contact the Agency by writing to

Submit your comments online in either official language by May 25, 2023. All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

Participant funding will be available to eligible participants during this comment period and details will be announced shortly on the Registry. The Agency will retroactively reimburse eligible participants for their participation in this first comment period.

Virtual Information Sessions

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous Peoples to attend a virtual information session via Zoom to learn more about the project, the impact assessment process, and how to submit comments on the summary of the Initial Project Description. Please note that French Sessions will be offered upon request.

English Sessions

For information on how to attend a session, please visit the project homepage on the Registry. If you have any questions, please contact the Agency using the project email above.

Will there be more opportunities to participate?

This is the first federal comment period for the project. If the Agency determines a federal impact assessment is required, the public and Indigenous Peoples will have additional opportunities to comment over the course of the impact assessment process.

Stay updated on this project by following the Agency on Twitter: @IAAC_AEIC #AspenPower

What is the proposed project?

Saskatchewan Power Corporation is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Aspen Power Station, a 370-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas power plant located about 17 kilometres west of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. As proposed, the project would include both a gas and steam turbine generator, along with a heat recovery generator. The project is expected to have an operational lifespan of 25 years.

For media inquiries, contact the Agency's media relations team by writing to, or by calling 343-549-3870.

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