The Solar Industry in Saskatchewan Needs Your Help
Nov 18, 2019 —
Hi Everyone, we would like to thank all 30,000+ people who took the time to sign the petition to Save the Solar Industry in Saskatchewan. Please share the petition again and spread the word to help us rally the province.
Unfortunately, after meeting with both Minister Dustin Duncan and SaskPower President Mike Marsh, there appears to be no interest in reviewing the program that will end up killing this green, job creating industry in Saskatchewan.
- 72 jobs have already been lost.
- Activity in the solar industry is down 99%.
- There are already reports of companies moving to Alberta and the United States – and most companies report they will close their solar operation by August 2020!
- It is also now confirmed by energyhub.org that Saskatchewan has the best solar resource in Canada, with the worst solar program in all of Canada. We are DEAD LAST.
Saskatchewan people deserve the choice to produce their own green energy through their crown utility with an industry that creates good paying green jobs right here in our province.
So, can we ask for your help to put the pressure on the Sask Party government to change their short-sighted policy?
PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR NAME TO:
- Contact your local MLA https://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/
Find out which constituency you are in at https://www.elections.sk.ca/voters/gis/
Dear Premier Moe & Minister Duncan:
I am a concerned citizen asking for you to stand up for jobs and innovation in our province with a fair deal for rooftop solar.
SaskPower has misled the public into believing that Saskatchewan people paying thousands of dollars to generate their own green power is of little or no value.
Rooftop solar is a net benefit to our grid, as confirmed in studies of solar around the world, not a subsidy as SaskPower and you have falsely led people to believe.
You and SaskPower saw the benefits of rooftop solar previously and I ask you to revisit that previous perspective.
Dozens of jobs have already been lost. Companies are already leaving for Alberta and the United States. Citizens don’t have fair access to generate power on our grid.
This is unacceptable.
I ask you to immediately implement a fair one to one net metering program with a small capital incentive, at the very least for residential customers.
Utility scale solar is fine but it gives jobs to companies outside our province. SaskPower also isn’t considering the capital, land purchasing, maintenance and transmission costs when they compare its value to rooftop solar.
So I’m asking you to take a strong leadership position against SaskPower.
Saskatchewan people want rooftop solar, and we deserve a fair deal from our crown.
The new program is not fair.
Saskatchewan went from an average solar program to the absolute WORST in Canada according to energyhub.org. DEAD LAST.
We should have the best solar programs in Canada considering the solar potential here, not dead last. It’s embarrassing.
So my question to you is, will you modify the current solar program for Saskatchewan residents to ensure that it is fair?
I’m asking you to protect Saskatchewan jobs, ensuring fairness for Saskatchewan people and for your support in building a strong green industry right here in our province.
I look forward to your timely response.
- Your Name
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Keep fighting for people power!
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