Permits, applications, and inspections
Whether building a new home or business, or making changes to your existing service, we can help you get the required applications, permits, and inspections:
To connect new electrical or natural gas service, or make changes to the existing service to a home, complete a service application and arrange for all electrical wiring permits and inspections.
To connect new electrical or natural gas service, or make changes to the existing service to a commercial property, complete a service application and arrange for all electrical wiring permits and inspections.
- Oil field
To request electrical extensions or upgrades to any premises or facilities used primarily for oil production processing and in-field pumping, there are applications and permits you must submit.
To connect new electrical or natural gas service, or make changes to the existing service on a rural property or farm, complete a service application and arrange for all electrical wiring permits and inspections.
Remove or disconnect services
- Service removal
Request removal of your electric or natural gas meter or service before moving or demolishing a building. Call us if you are moving a mobile home.
- Temporary service disconnection
Disconnect your electrical or natural gas meter or service for short or long terms and ensure all workers are safe around your project.
Roadway and sentinel lighting
- Sentinel lighting
To add, relocate, or remove sentinel (dusk-to-dawn) LED lighting on your property, complete a service application.
- Roadway lighting
A Manitoba Infrastructure or Public Authority can apply for lighting to be installed on streets, provincial roads, bridges, overpasses, underpasses, and interchanges.
- Residential development pre-service
To pre-service 2 or more year-round or seasonal residential lots for single family homes, townhouses or row houses, complete this application. Residential multi-level apartment complexes must complete a commercial pre-service application.
- Commercial development pre-service
To pre-service 2 or more lots for small to large business spaces including strip malls, complete this application.
- Residential do-it-yourself wiring
If you can do electrical work for your home or cottage, submit a self-wire permit, install safely, and book an inspection.
- Move an oversized building or farm equipment
Tell us when you are moving a building, agricultural equipment, or commercial structure so we can move power lines or electrical facilities in your way.
- Develop your shore lands
If you own or lease property next to shore lands along the Winnipeg River system, you must obtain approval before building or development.
Inspections, codes & standards
- Electrical codes and standards
Find resources to help you install electrical wiring safely and in accordance to electrical codes.
- Electrical permits and inspections
Arrange for electrical wiring permits and inspections.
- Electrical contractor permits & programs
Take advantage of a permit account, ePermit, and the Registered Electrical Contractor Program.
- Call or click before you dig
Call or click before you dig and we will locate and mark your property for electrical and/or natural gas lines. The service is free.
All natural gas equipment and appliances must be installed by a licensed gas fitter (usually a plumbing and heating dealer). A Manitoba Hydro natural gas inspector will then check the installation to ensure that it has been installed according to all federal and provincial gas code requirements.
No charge labour service for problems with natural gas equipment
A no charge labour service is available to all residential and small commercial natural gas customers for problems with primary space and water heating appliances, and gas ranges.
- Repairs related to gas supply and combustion are completed at no charge, except for replacement parts and these costs are applied to your monthly gas bill.
- For other problems such as fan motors, fan belts or heat exchangers, which are not related to the gas supply and combustion, contact a licensed plumbing and heating dealer of your choice to complete the repairs.
When experiencing natural gas equipment problems contact: