Sustainable Infrastructure

SaskPower - SunBridge Wind Power Project

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
SaskPower
Email address of primary contact person: 
http://www.saskpower.com/contact/contact.shtml
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The SunBridge Wind Power Project is an 11.2 Megawatt (MW) facility situated on four sections of land five kilometers southwest of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. The project was commissioned in 2002 and is owned and operated by a partnership between Suncor Energy Inc. and Enbridge Inc., with SaskPower being the sole purchaser of electricity produced at the facility. The project boasts 17 Vestas V47 wind turbines, generating up to 660 KW of power, which supplies power to federal government buildings and other customers in Saskatchewan as part of SaskPower's Green Power product offering. In addition, the amount of zero-emissions electricity the project generates offsets approximately 33,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which is equivalent to heating 5,000 homes. The initiative is part of a 10-year $12.4 million federal government commitment in the fall of 2000 to support GreenPower development in Saskatchewan.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Commissioned 2002; Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
wind power, turbines, SaskPower, Gull Lake, Suncor Energy Inc., Enbridge Inc., electricity, renewable energy
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - This is a demonstration project with material for viewing at http://www.saskpower.com/poweringyourfuture/today/generation/sunbridge.s...

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@saskwastereduction.ca
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The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) was formed in 1991 with a mission to help Saskatchewan and its people attain the environmental, economic, and cultural benefits that come from reducing waste through consultation, communication, education, and related support services. Their goals are to provide accurate and balanced waste reduction information, to encourage networking and partnership development, and to offer input on policies, which deal with solid and hazardous waste. SWRC's takes part in many activities, including the following:

- Waste Minimization Forum events held twice per year

- Participation on stakeholder committees

- Publications and response to enquiries

- Composting promotion and training

- Coordination for Waste Reduction Week in Canada for Saskatchewan

- Publication of issue-based quarterly newsletter, WasteWatch

- Annual Saskatchewan Waste Minimization Awards

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Formed 1991; Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
waste, waste minimization, waste reduction, recycling, composting
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - publications, promotion and training, with material available for viewing at http://www.saskwastereduction.ca/index.html

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

Water Resources Engineering Technology - SIAST

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
SIAST (Palliser Campus)
Email address of primary contact person: 
RegServ.Palliser@siast.sk.ca
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Water Resources Engineering Technology is a diploma program at SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It provides knowledge and skill development in a broad base of engineering technology services. You will learn how to meet the demand for water of acceptable quality and quantity for municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational use. 

You will receive training in:

    * Surveying

    * Drafting

    * Computer applications and modeling

    * Soil and concrete testing

    * Water chemistry

    * Hydraulics

    * Surface and ground water hydrology

    * Atmospheric and hydrometric data collection and analysis

    * Irrigation

    * Water and wastewater treatment

    * River engineering

    * Municipal infrastructure

    * Environmental engineering

    * Project management 

After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
SIAST, Palliser, water resources, engineering, technology
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal - This is a diploma program that has been accredited by The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). Material is available for viewing at http://www.siast.sk.ca/siast/educationtraining/oncampusprograms/7261/548...

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution

Environmental Engineering Technology - SIAST

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
SIAST (Palliser Campus)
Email address of primary contact person: 
RegServ.Palliser@siast.sk.ca
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Environmental Engineering Technology is a diploma program at SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw. It provides knowledge and skill development in applying the principles of science and engineering to traditional engineering practices so the adverse effects of human activity on the environment are minimized. 

Students will receive training in:

    * Surveying

    * Drafting

    * Computer Applications and Modeling

    * Soil and concrete testing

    * Water Chemistry

    * Ecology

    * Hydraulics

    * Meteorology

    * Solid and Dangerous Waste Management

    * Environmental monitoring and control

    * Environmental impact and mitigation

    * Environmental audit

    * Environmental management systems

    * Contaminant assessment

    * Site remediation

    * Project management 

After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
SIAST, Palliser, environmental engineering, technology, diploma
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal - This is a diploma program that has been accredited by The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). Material available for viewing at http://www.siast.sk.ca/siast/educationtraining/oncampusprograms/7261/567...

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution

SaskEnergy Elementary School Program

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SaskEnergy Incorporated
Email address of primary contact person: 
communityrelations@saskenergy.com
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In October 2004, SaskEnergy Customer Solutions department implemented an elementary school program, which brings into the Grade 5 science classroom an interactive powerpoint presentation on one of Saskatchewan's valuable non-renewable resources, natural gas. The presentation takes about an hour, and answers the following questions: 

Where does natural gas come from? How much natural gas is there in Saskatchewan/Canada/the World? What is natural gas used for? Does it have a smell? What should you do if there is a natural gas leak in your house? 

The presentation includes educating students on how they can conserve energy and help the environment- adjusting the thermostat, ensuring the furnace is clean, using less hot water, changing light bulbs, and turning off electrical devices- and students are given a card with these energy-saving tips to take home. Students are also directed to SaskEnergy's educational website called The Learning Centre, which is available at SaskEnergy's website (http://saskenergy.com/learningcentre/index.asp). The program is ongoing and a presentation can be scheduled any time of the school year. Most importantly, there is no charge to the school.   

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Implemented October 2004; Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
SaskEnergy, Learning Centre, natural gas, elementary school programs, energy conservation
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal - Elementary School science education.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
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Note: send emails to customersolutions@saskenergy.com (survey claimed this email address is not valid)

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