Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

Status: January 14 to February 25, 2019

| Energy

On November 15, 2018, the National Energy Board issued its Reasons for Decision recommending that the Governor in Council approve the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, subject to 28 conditions.

Manitoba Hydro is proposing to construct and operate a 500 kV alternating current power line from Manitoba Hydro's Dorsey Converter Station to the international boundary between Manitoba and Minnesota.
The project will serve to:

  • strengthen the overall reliability of Manitoba's electricity supply
  • allow Manitoba Hydro to fulfill current export sales agreements
  • increase access to electricity markets in the United States

The project's power line will extend for 213 km, with approximately 92 km of the proposed route located within existing transmission line corridors and the remaining 121 km requiring a new right-of-way. It also requires upgrades to three existing electrical stations in southern Manitoba.

Tell us what you think

As part of the public hearing process, we are seeking your feedback on this project.
Deadline to complete the survey is February 11, 2019.

Take the survey

Next steps

A report summarizing the results of the online survey will be available mid-March.

Thank you for your continued interest and participation.

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