What Are The Next Steps?
The strategy and implementation plan, Alternative Currents: A Renewable and Low-emissions Implementation Plan, was approved by City Council in November 2022. Out of the short-term initiatives identified in the Plan, City Administration is proceeding with the development of the following initiatives in 2023:
- Educational Programming for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Generation
- Industry, Commercial and Institutional Energy Efficiency Program
- Solar Administration Review and Update
- Solar PV on Municipal Rooftops
What We Heard
From January 2021 to July 2022 a total of 884 community members, subject matter experts and industry professionals were engaged in the development of the Plan. Based on what we heard, in addition to best practices in other cities and internal considerations, City Administration has developed the Alternative Currents: An Implementation Plan for Saskatoon's Renewable and Low-Emission Energy Transition.
Throughout the engagement process we asked the community for their feedback on:
- How can the City lead by example to increase renewable energy use in Saskatoon?
- What are barriers and challenges preventing renewable energy self-generation within Saskatoon?
- What can the City do to improve accessibility and uptake of renewable energy across the community?
To learn more about what we heard please see the Final Engagement Report.
Follow-up On What We Heard - Community Survey
A public survey was held from June 27 to July 15, 2022 for the community to provide their feedback on the changes we made to the Strategy and program options.
Help Shape a Renewable Saskatoon - Community Survey
An public survey was held from May 12 to June 2, 2021 for the community to provide their feedback on renewable energy use in Saskatoon and prioritize the proposed initiatives within the strategy.
Options Identification - Stakeholder Survey
An online survey was held from April 15 to May 5, 2021 for industry stakeholders and subject matter experts to provide their feedback on the opportunities and barriers in renewable energy use in Saskatoon.
How Can You Get Involved?
Engagement for this project has closed, but you can find out more about what we heard in the Final Engagement Report. Thank you to all who provided their feedback!
You can still provide your comments to the Project Team through the following methods:
Comments and questions can also be provided by email, telephone, or mail using the contact information below:
Address: City of Saskatoon
Attn: Renewable Energy Strategy, Sustainability
222 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0J5