Mar 03 2020


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Engineering and Geoscience Week – Queen Elizabeth Power Station Tour


This tour is limited to 30 participants. The people will be divided in a smaller groups (say, 6-8 people) so that everyone can hear what is being said out in the plant. Bring steel toed footwear (preferred) OR covered shoes (absolutely NO open toed shoes or sandals) and rest of the PPE will be supplied by SaskPower.

• When: from 09:00 AM for approx. 2 hours

• Different driving direction(s) is attached – how to get to QE depending on where you are coming from.

• Visitor parking info: Park behind the Administration building (4 flag poles out front) at the southern end of the site. There is also additional parking across Spadina Crescent.


Western Plants/QE Orientation Video – 20 min.

Tour of the Facility – 60 min.

Tour will include a visit to plants A to D (QE1-4 Steam Turbines, Boiler and auxiliaries; QE4 – QE15 Gas Turbines and their OTSGs (Once Through Steam Generators) as well as an inside compartment view of Gas Turbine, Plant Control Rooms, pump house (weather dependent).

Facts about the Queen Elizabeth Power Station

Built: 1959

Where: Saskatoon, SK

Fuel source: Natural Gas

Power capacity: 634 megawatts (MW)

Originally named the South Saskatchewan River Generating Station.

Renamed and officially started in 1959 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The first 2 units were first powered on in 1959 and could produce a total of 218 MW.

A third unit was added in 1971. This produced another 95 MW for the grid.

There is a total of 16 units in service at the power station today

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