Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission

We have identified a need to enhance our transmission system east of Lake Winnipeg. The proposed Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project is one component required to improve this system.

The project will include a 115-kV transmission line to connect Pine Falls Station to the new Manigotagan Corner Station.

Construction began in 2016 with an anticipated in service date in 2017.

Project description

The proposed Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project is one component required to improve reliable electricity to communities in the area.

A new transmission line would originate at Pine Falls Transmission Station, south of the Pine Falls Generating Station, and would terminate at a new Manigotagan Corner Station, east of the community of Manigotagan on PR 304.

Schedule

The Lake Winnipeg East System Improvement Transmission Project timing is subject to change and is dependent on the issuance of a Class 2 development licence under The Environment Act (Manitoba).

  • Public notification: July 2013 (completed);
  • Public engagement round 1: July/August (completed);
  • Preferred route determined: September 2012 (completed);
  • Public engagement round 2: September 2012 (completed);
  • Anticipated regulatory submission: January 2013 (completed);
  • Construction: 2015 to 2016;
  • In service date: 2017.

Status

On April 28, 2015, we received an Environment Act Licence from Manitoba Sustainable Development to begin construction of the project.

An environmental protection plan has been developed to prescribe mitigation measures to minimize impact on people and the environment as part of the environmental assessment.

All materials presented at the open house (including newsletters, maps, and storyboards), and documents that have been filed with Manitoba Sustainable Development such as annual reports, environmental assessment, and the Environmental Protection Plan are available in the document library.