Today the Saskatchewan auditor responded to our letter of 3 November in which we asked her office to undertake an audit of Boundary Dam CCS (BD3CCS).
Her letter also contained an indirect response to our letter of 23 March to the Auditor General of Canada. You may recall that we wrote to the Auditor General because we had received no response from the Saskatchewan auditor.
You can read the Saskatchewan auditor's letter in full as well as our response in this post.
In short: the Saskatchewan auditor stated that the fact that her office has not yet audited BD3CCS does not mean it will not undertake an audit at some point in the future.
In our response we re-iterated the importance of a timely independent financial review primarily because SaskPower will, later this year, make a decision on whether or not to proceed with two further CCS units at Boundary Dam. Unless an independent review is completed before SaskPower makes that decision, then there is a real risk that a further $2-billion of public funds will be wasted on two more CCS experiments - and that will mean even more rate increases on top of the 28 percent hike to which Saskatchewan electricity ratepayers have already been subjected since 2013.
Download our 12 April response here (+ a link within it to the Saskatchewan auditor's 11 April letter to SaskWind).