Oil field services

Apply for electric or natural gas service to an existing or new oil field. Your site plan should tie the site to adjacent surveyed section lines and road allowances, and must show the battery sites (AutoCad version 2000 or newer), lease site and roads, and the pipeline rights-of-way. 

Apply early to avoid delays. Project timelines may be affected by production and approval of construction drawings, obtaining permits and clearances, consents and approvals, volume of oil field service requests, weather conditions, and material availability.

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When we receive your application:

  • We will arrange a site visit to confirm the service point and create a preliminary design for pricing.
  • Once the service point is designated, we will provide a price for electrical service, an Electrical Service Agreement and other additional documentation requiring approval and signature and payment if required.

When we receive your signed agreement, with any applicable payment:

  • We will apply for any necessary permits, easements, and regulatory approvals required to construct your service.
  • Construction crews will be tentatively scheduled.
  • Projects are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Services that do not comply with the power quality limits for harmonics and flicker set out in the PQS2000 (PDF, 240 KB) may be disconnected until deficiencies are corrected.
  • New electrical service(s) will be put into account billing and subject to minimum bills when the meter is installed, or 60 days after service is available, whichever is sooner.
  • Motors larger than 5 HP will require a Motor Start Study and any variable frequency drives will require a Power Harmonic Spec to be completed by Manitoba Hydro.

Electrical permit for meter installation

To install a meter at an oil field service:

  • Submit an Electrical Permit Application (PDF, 28 KB) (the land location listed on this permit must match the one on the service application);
  • Pay the applicable permit fees;
  • After the permit is approved, the metering equipment will be ordered, installed, and your service energized.

Point of delivery

We will not provide secondary cables beyond the point of delivery. The point of delivery for oil field customers will be within the road allowance, with the exception of larger loads, such as oil field battery.

When served from an underground system, the point of delivery is normally the secondary bushings of a pad-mount transformer, or a customer-supplied Customer Service Termination Enclosure (CSTE) within 5 metres of the transformer.

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