Electrical and natural gas service application
Before you apply for residential service, read the technical requirements (PDF, 974 KB).
To request new electrical or natural gas service, or changes to your existing service, complete and submit a service application and site plan diagram.
Electrical permits and inspections
Before any electrical work is started, you must have an electrical permit. For electrical wiring or renovation of a mobile home you must contact the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner Codes and Standards.
By law, all electrical wiring in Manitoba must be inspected to ensure compliance with local bylaws and the Manitoba Electrical Code (PDF, 595 KB). All wiring must be visible for inspection and all electrical equipment must be approved.
To obtain an electrical permit, complete an Electrical Permit Application (PDF, 28 KB) and submit it to your local Manitoba Hydro Customer Service Centre. Electrical contractors can submit their applications online through ePermit.
We strongly recommend that wiring be done by licensed electricians. Electrical wiring must be installed safely and correctly in accordance with the current Manitoba Electrical Code.
If you are capable and would like to do your own wiring:
- You must be the owner and occupy the single dwelling as a permanent residence or seasonal property.
- You must personally perform the electrical work.
- The electrical service on the property must not exceed 200 Amperes.
You must get a licensed electrician to:
- work in a hazardous location;
- work on hot tubs or swimming pools;
- work on renewable energy systems and generators;
- work on the consumer’s service. This is the point where Manitoba Hydro connects to the premises to supply power. It includes the mast, meter socket and service box (main breaker or fuses).
Your permit application may take up to 5 business days to process. We will email you your approved permit and you will receive a bill within 30 days. The electrical permit charges will be billed at the end of each month, with payment required by the due date.
If you need to change or cancel your application, contact us.
For property inside Winnipeg city limits
- visit the City of Winnipeg Planning, Property and Development website;
- call the City of Winnipeg at 311.
For property outside Winnipeg city limits
Arrange for electrical wiring permits and inspections from Manitoba Hydro for:
- any new building, renovation or addition;
- any outbuilding (including detached garages, carports, sheds, etc.);
- swimming pool or hot tub (with a pump or water heater) installation;
- furnace and air conditioner installation or replacement.
To make an appointment for a residential wiring inspection or to ask about service applications and electrical inspections: