In late February, plans to select a 25 MW non utility generation (NUG) project were postponed by the government. But SaskPower is following the example of Hydro Quebec, which says it will continue wind power development even while down-sizing or cancelling other independent power projects. Saskatchewan minister Doug Anguish argues that the province does not need more generating capacity. But Jake Brooks of the Independent Power Producers' Society of Ontario says: "When will utilities realise that non utility generation reduces consumer cost exposure and helps ensure that an indigenous industry will thrive?"
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