Facilities & operations
About 96 per cent of the electricity Manitoba Hydro produces each year – 30 billion kilowatt-hours on average – is clean, renewable power generated at 15 hydroelectric generating stations on the Nelson, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Burntwood and Laurie rivers.
The province's remaining electricity needs are fulfilled by:
- 2 thermal generating stations;
- 4 remote diesel generating stations;
- wind power purchases from independent wind farms in Manitoba.
We have an extensive infrastructure to support the production and delivery of power in the province. In 2013–14 we invested $663 million toward building and maintaining a secure and dependable delivery system.
Learn more about our facilities and operations:
- generating stations;
- converter stations;
- transmission & distribution;
- the smart grid;
- how we build a generating station.
Hydroelectric operations & natural gas distribution
Providing continuous reliable and economical electricity for Manitoba is our mandate. We are also responsible for determining the province's future electricity requirements and for designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating all the facilities needed to meet those requirements. We are also the major distributor of natural gas in the province.
Learn more about our hydroelectric operations and natural gas distribution:
- the hydro province;
- producing electricity;
- the Nelson River;
- the Winnipeg River;
- natural gas distribution.
Invest Today. Power Tomorrow.
This video from the Canadian Electricity Association highlights the indispensability, reliability, and complexity of the electricity system.
To learn more about Canada's electricity industry visit the Power for the Future website.