EV Adoption Is Growing in Saskatchewan
Participate in the EV charging study and provide your EV charging data so we can learn more about how Saskatchewan EV drivers plug in. View your own usage data while earning points worth over $200 per year. Get started and enrol today!
How it works
Complete the registration form to see if you qualify. After acceptance, we’ll reach out with information on how to connect your vehicle.
Take a few minutes to connect to your vehicle’s Connected Services or install the GO Device, provided to you free of charge.
Charge your EV during the program’s “off-peak” hours and do your part to reduce carbon emissions. View your stats in your personal online portal.
Earn a $25 reward for joining, plus a minimum $10 reward every month you’re connected. You may be eligible for additional rewards as time goes on.
Benefits of Joining the Saskatchewan EV Charging Study
The EV charging study is delivered by Generac Grid Services who will provide SaskPower with the data collected to help plan for increased electrification in the transportation sector.
Participants with EV OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) will connect their vehicle directly through the Connected Services account, without a connected car device. Data collected is shared with participants in a personalized portal and will be used by Generac Grid Services and SaskPower to understand EV charging impacts on the grid.
If you do not have an active Connected Services account then you will install a connected car device in the vehicle that automatically collects and transmits vehicle information via a cellular connection – at no cost to you!
Generac Grid Services collects the following information:
- Charging session duration, energy consumption, and location.
- GPS charging location coordinates are used to determine how much a device owner charges within Saskatchewan. We only collect GPS information while you are charging, not while driving.
- Trip duration, energy consumption, and distance travelled.
- Personal information such as name, email, vehicle type, and home address.
Information that can identify you personally will not be made public or given to organizations outside of Generac Grid Services or SaskPower. For more details on the handling of personal information, please refer to the program’s Terms and Conditions, found at the bottom of your program Sign in page.
The EV Charging Study follows the highest standards for cybersecurity and complies with ISO 27001:2013 security standards.
The GO Device is a small telematics device used in the study to give electric vehicle drivers access to a wealth of information about their cars like driving efficiency, battery health, and more. It makes EV data access easy, comparable, and shareable.
GO Devices gather data directly from your vehicle’s internal systems, processes it, and makes it available to you via a mobile-friendly dashboard.
The device is easy to install: simply plug it into your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port. The OBD-II port is typically located below the steering wheel and is the same port mechanics use for diagnostic checks.
If you still have questions, please contact [email protected].
You are eligible if you own or lease a plug-in vehicle—either a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or an electric vehicle with a battery—and are either a SaskPower, Saskatoon Light & Power, or Swift Current Light & Power customer.
You will earn a $25 bonus for getting started with the program and additional rewards every month. You’re guaranteed a minimum of $10 per month just for staying connected and charging in Saskatchewan. You may be eligible for additional rewards as time goes on. Terms and conditions may apply.
Be sure to include all of your electric vehicles in the same application to ensure you receive the maximum reward! A limit of five vehicles applies.
Rewards are paid out on a per-vehicle basis. If you were to register five vehicles, you’d earn $25 for registering then monthly rewards per vehicle for participating.
Qualified participants will receive cash deposits into a PayPal account every month. Setup your PayPal account here.
All rewards earned in a calendar month are paid out to participants mid month the following month (or the next business day if the day falls on a weekend or holiday).
Yes! Simply indicate the number of vehicles you wish to register for the program (with a maximum of 5) in your application.
A conventional hybrid operates only on gasoline. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can be connected to an external electric source to charge its battery. If your vehicle can be plugged in, you may be eligible to join the Saskatchewan Smart EV program.
Prospective participants can apply for the program starting on Sept. 21, 2023. The data collection period will last 2 years with the possibility of an extension.
No problem! Send us an email at [email protected] and we can send you a free y-cable so that you can have both devices connected.
The device should remain plugged in for the duration of the study. However, it is fine if your auto shop temporarily removes the device for diagnostic testing. Be sure it is plugged in afterward.
If you move out of the province, sell your EV, or simply wish to no longer participate in the program, please notify us by email ([email protected]) to end your participation in the program and for instructions on how to return your connected car device if you have not yet activated it.
Once you email us, we will unsubscribe your vehicle. At that point, our system will no longer collect data from your vehicle. The system also anonymizes all past data and removes all personally identifiable user and vehicle information.
For issues with your Connected GO Device, please review the installation instructions in the Connected GO Device Get Help section.
For issues connecting to your Connected Services account, please review the troubleshooting guide in the Connected Services Get Help section. Resolution steps to common issues are available in this section of the site.
If you are still having issues with installation or unable to connect through our portal, please contact us at [email protected].