Sentinel lighting

Private property owners can request these services. This sentinel, or dusk-to-dawn, lighting application is for:

  • additions;
  • relocation;
  • salvage.

Minimum 1-year rental agreement for all sentinel lighting installations.

Read all the steps before you start the application

The steps list your responsibilities and possible timelines.

We cannot process your request without all required information and documents.

Step 1

Online application

This step may take: 3–5 business days to process your completed application.


Gather all required information and supporting documents before you start the online application.

You must include all of the following:

  • Manitoba Hydro account number;
  • legal name of customer who owns the property, and who is responsible for making the payment;
  • map of lighting location for your addition, relocation, or salvage.

Step 2

Estimate and agreements

This step may take: 20–60 days after we have received your completed application


We will provide an estimate and service agreement for your project. If your application was incomplete in any way, there will be a delay in providing your estimates and electrical agreements.

You will be charged a monthly rental fee for a minimum of 12 months for sentinel lighting after it is energized.

The planning and design of project starts after we have:

  • all the documents;
  • details;
  • signed agreements;
  • payment for your project (if required).

Step 3

Planning and design

This step may take: 30–60 days depending on the scope of the work and any changes you request.


After we receive your signed agreements and payments, we will meet you on-site to review your project.

During this step, we will:

  • discuss the project completion date;
  • create a detailed design for your project;
  • request easement agreements;
  • order materials for construction.

You will sign off on any required drawings and agreements.

Step 4

Service connection

This step may take: 5–20 days to energize your new sentinel lighting.


Once construction is complete, your lighting will be energized and the monthly charges will begin (minimum 12-month contract).

Apply for service

After you apply

Once you have submitted a complete application, we will assign someone to your project. They will contact you for any missing information, discuss project scope, service dates, complete the necessary agreements, and arrange on-site meetings.

They may request your complete AutoCAD files (.DWG) indicating the scope of the project.

Help with your application for service

Contact us for help with your application: