SaskEnergy had to curtail service last winter to some businesses
REGINA – Severe winter weather last season had SaskEnergy curtailing services to five major industrial customers.
The crown corporation says residential customers in Saskatchewan used 25 to 30 per cent more natural gas than any other winter on record.
They were forced to cut back on fuel being sent to customers with, what they call “interruptible” contracts.
Minimal gas was provided — so there was no damage to any facilities.
“This was one of the first times across Saskatchewan that any business had any type of interruptible service, service was curtailed for a period of a couple of weeks in January then again in that February-March period,” said Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy.
SaskEnergy plans to set up more mobile compressors next year, and also increase pipeline capacity.